Monday, November 15, 2010

Vetel new F1 Champion

Sebastian Vettel yesterday proclaimed champion of Formula One with a remarkable victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, snatching of hand the title to Fernando Alonso.

At 23 years, four months and 11 days, the German Vettel became the youngest driver in history to be devoted champion. Vettel is six months younger when Lewis Hamilton was crowned in 2008.

His coronation was difficult to imagine to be the beginning of the last race of the season as the Red Bull driver started the day 15 points behind champion Alonso.

"It's been an amazing adventure, I can not believe I won the championship in the last race," Vettel said. "It's been a very intense and a lot of pressure."

Vettel took off first in the grid and dominated from start to finish. The Spanish Alonso was seventh in his Ferrari when a mere podium was enough to win the title.

"Everything went upside down," lamented Alonso.

The final difference in the drivers' standings between Vettel and Alonso was four points.

"Weltmeister!" Shouted the team elated Vettel on the radio of the car when it crossed the line, using the German word meaning world champion. Mechanical engineers and Red Bull are embracing. Alonso was the other side of the coin, clearly furious when he left his Ferrari with Petrov.

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