Vettel Victorious

26 November 2012, 11:46 | Updated: 26 November 2012, 12:10

The Milton Keynes based Red Bull Formula One team are celebrating what they're calling the 'triple double'.

Sebastian Vettel's become the youngest man to win three F1 World Drivers' Championships, having done it in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

He clinched his latest championship with a sixth place finish in the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday 25 November 2012.

The Red Bull team - based at Tilbrook - had already claimed the Constructors World Championship for 2012, as they did in 2011 and 2010.

The Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos proved to be one of the most dramatic in F1's history as the destiny of the title swung one way and then the other between Red Bull star and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.

The conditions over Sao Paulo played havoc, resulting in a catalogue of incidents, not least Vettel dropping to last place after the first few corners following a collision with Williams' Bruno Senna.

But through drizzle, light rain, then heavy rain, multiple pit stops, it was Vettel who emerged the man, coming home sixth to finish three points ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.

The 31-year-old Spaniard could do no better than second behind race winner Jenson Button, his third victory of the season as McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in his final race for the marque.

Vettel had this to say after the race: "It’s difficult to imagine what goes through my head now, I am so full of adrenalin.

"It was an incredible race, everything that could have happened to make it more difficult for us today, happened!

"I got turned around in Turn 4 for no reason and was heading the wrong way so I had to get straight and was lucky no one hit me.

"The car was damaged and we lost speed in straights, even more as it dried up, but fortunately it started to rain again.

"All weekend people tried to push us in a certain direction and said if it rained it would be harder for us, but we have proven today that we like rain conditions as much as the dry. I am very, very happy.

"The most important thing throughout the season is that we kept pushing and remained ourselves. We just try to do our thing and stick to the route that we know and that’s what made the difference.

"Some people try to play games, but we never get distracted, we keep going our way.

"Everyone at Milton Keynes and here at the circuit, they are always pushing so hard and we really stepped up our game in the second half of the season.

"I would like to thank everyone in the team and at Renault.

"There’s no one in this team that feels more important than any one else, we all push together, alongside each other, it’s one big force and I’m very proud of that. It’s unreal what has happened.

"To win a third title, especially here where one of my heroes Ayrton Senna was from, it’s difficult to put into words. I was crying in the car but my radio wasn’t working, so I’m maybe happy for that.

"Tomorrow I can probably say more, but now I just don’t have the right words.”