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Motor racing: Vettel seals 4th straight F1 title

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives during the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, on Sunday, Oct 27, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives during the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, on Sunday, Oct 27, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives during the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, on Sunday, Oct 27, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives during the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, on Sunday, Oct 27, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after winning the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, on Sunday, Oct 27, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after winning the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, on Sunday, Oct 27, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany (left) and Lotus driver Romain Grosjean (right) of France spray champagne on the face of Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany on the podium after the Formula One Indian Grand Prix 2013 at the B
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany (left) and Lotus driver Romain Grosjean (right) of France spray champagne on the face of Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany on the podium after the Formula One Indian Grand Prix 2013 at the Buddh International circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, on Sunday, Oct 27, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after victory on the podium after the Formula One Indian Grand Prix 2013 at the Buddh International circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, on Sunday, Oct 27,
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after victory on the podium after the Formula One Indian Grand Prix 2013 at the Buddh International circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, on Sunday, Oct 27, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany (centre) is hoisted by Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg (left) of Germany and Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France as they celebrate on the podium after the Formula One Indian Grand Prix 2013 at the
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany (centre) is hoisted by Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg (left) of Germany and Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France as they celebrate on the podium after the Formula One Indian Grand Prix 2013 at the Buddh International circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, on Sunday, Oct 27, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany (centre) celebrates after victory, as Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany (left) and Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France look on on the podium after the Formula One Indian Grand Prix 2013 a
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany (centre) celebrates after victory, as Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany (left) and Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France look on on the podium after the Formula One Indian Grand Prix 2013 at the Buddh International circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, on Sunday, Oct 27, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP

GREATER NOIDA, India (REUTERS) - Germany's Sebastian Vettel became Formula One's youngest four-time world champion on Sunday, after winning the Indian Grand Prix for Red Bull.

The Austrian team also took the constructors' championship for the fourth year in a row.

The victory from pole position was the 26-year-old's sixth in a row and completed a hat-trick of wins in India, where no other driver has won since the race made its debut in 2011.

Vettel becames the fourth quadruple champion and only the third driver to win four titles in a row, after Germany's seven-time champion Michael Schumacher and the late Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio. Frenchman Alain Prost also won four titles.

German compatriot Nico Rosberg finished second to Vettel in his Mercedes 29.823sec behind with Romain Grosjean of France, in a Lotus, third after starting from 17th spot.

Vettel's closest challenger Fernando Alonso, champion in 2005 and 2006, ended outside the points.