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Sebastian Vettel is only the third driver to win four successive championships, after Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio. (Reuters)

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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel bows down in front of his car after winning the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany bows down in front of his car after winning the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, October 27, 2013. Vettel became Formula One's youngest four-times world champion on Sunday after winning the Indian Grand Prix for Red Bull. Red Bull 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 ever won since the race made its debut in 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT F1 TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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kMELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 16: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and BMW-Sauber looks out from his pit during practice for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park Circuit on March 16, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Formula One Grand Prix, the first of the new season, takes place on March 18, 2007. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and BMW-Sauber poses during the pre-season drivers photocall ahead of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park Circuit on March 15, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Formula One Grand Prix, the first of the new season, takes place on March 18, 2007. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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INDIANAPOLIS - JUNE 16: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and BMW Sauber is interviewed after finishing in 7th place during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of USA at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on June 16, 2007 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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!MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Scuderia Toro Rosso celebrates taking pole position after qualifying first for the Italian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza on September 13, 2008 in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - APRIL 19: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing is seen with his winners trophy after the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on April 19, 2009 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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HABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 14: Race winner and F1 2010 World Champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium following the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 14, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)

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YEONGAM-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 16: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme after winning the Korean Formula One Grand Prix at the Korea International Circuit on October 16, 2011 in Yeongam-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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&ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 08: F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone shares a joke with Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing on the grid before the start of the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at the Istanbul Park circuit on May 8, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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`KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - APRIL 04: Race winner Sebastian Vettel (R) of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium with second placed team mate Mark Webber (L) of Australia and Red Bull Racing following the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at the Sepang Circuit on April 4, 2010 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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gHEPPENHEIM - JULY 18: The crowd reacts as Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel (R) throws autograph cards in his home town of Heppenheim during the "Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Home Run" F1 display in build up to round 11 of the Formula One at Germany`s Hockenheim circuit, on July 18, 2010 in Heppenheim, Germany. (Photo by Dean Treml/Getty Images for Red Bull)

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