Sebastian Vettel wins his third F1 world title

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 27, 2012

A sixth place finish for Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel at the Brazilian Grand Prix earned him a third world title. What makes this achievement even more amazing is that he is the youngest-ever champion to have done so. The season’s final Formula 1 race was actually won by McLaren driver Jenson Button. The race was far from boring as at various times, the participants had to drive through wet, damp or dry roads and there were many high points.

Vettel faced a clash in the clash that made him drop to last place but he quickly recovered and went back through the field. Meanwhile, title competitor Fernando Alonso of Ferrari took advantage of a fast start, unbelievable pace and the unluckiness of others to get to second place.

At the front and in the damp, Button, Hamilton and Nico Hulkenberg of Force India all held a swift pace as they took turns in the lead. Button and Hulkenberg were able to create a wide lead by remaining on slicks instead of pitting for intermediates. The German later passed the Briton but their lead was narrowed due to a safety car period.

Hulkenberg was able to pull away from the group, with Hamilton overtaking Button. Hulkenberg committed a mistake, allowing Hamilton to get through. However, Hulkenberg kept on this pace and made a move at a two-thirds distance as they entered traffic. But then, he lost control in the damp conditions under braking and slid in to Hamilton. In the Briton’s last race for McLaren, he was forced to retire while Hulkenberg received a drive-through penalty.

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