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Sebastian Vettel became the youngest ever back-to-back F1 champion after securing third place in Suzuka in his Renaultsport-powered Red Bull car.
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Vettel crowned F1 champ

Vettel crowned F1 champ

Renaultsport toasted another season of success in Japan at the weekend.

The manufacturer, which provides the engines for the Red Bull F1 racing team's cars, saw Sebastian Vettel finish third in Suzuka and retain his world championship crown.

German Vettel becomes the youngest ever F1 double champion and only the ninth driver to win back-to-back titles, but was forced to make do with third place on the day.

British race ace Jensen Button continued his stunning run of form to take first place, followed by Fernando Alonso.

However, with just a single point needed to secure the title, Vettel was happy enough with his performance on the day.

"There are so many things you want to say at this moment but it's hard to remember all of them. I am just so thankful to everyone in the team. We have got so many people here at the track but also at Milton Keynes working day in day out," the driver said following the race.

"Not only Friday, Saturday, Sunday, but also Monday to Friday, every day, pushing hard to build those two cars and to fight for a lot of points and to fight for the championship."

Posted by Louise Clark