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Top five stats from the Indian Grand Prix

Oct 29, 2013, 8:59 AM EST

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The Indian Grand Prix was all about milestone accomplishments – and one very significant one in particular. Here are the top five stats from the race.

IVettel

Sebastian Vettel became the fourth driver in F1 history to win four world championships in a row, and is by far the youngest driver ever to do it.

At 26 years and 123 days, Vettel is over six years younger than Michael Schumacher was at the time of his fourth title win in 2001.

Unstoppabull

Red Bull matched their driver’s feat by clinching the constructors’ championship for the fourth year running – a remarkable feat for a team which is only in its ninth year of competition.

Ferrari tie McLaren

It wasn’t all about Red Bull. Ferrari have matched McLaren’s record for scoring points in 64 consecutive races and can beat it at Abu Dhabi this weekend. The last race they left empty-handed was the 2010 British Grand Prix.

Grosjean’s attack from the back

Romain Grosjean gained 14 places to finish on the podium for the third race in a row. That’s the most places any driver has made up during a race this year.

20 countries decide the title

India became the 20th different nation to host the rice which decided the outcome of the drivers championship.

The United States has held the title-decider a total of six times at Sebring (once), Las Vegas (twice) and Watkins Glen (three times). Only two countries have hosted more: Japan (13) and Italy (11).

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  1. apexassassin - Oct 29, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Good stuff Keith! Enjoyed the full article too, as usual. Also may I add I really like the race summary you have on the fanatics site for the tires and pit strategies!!! Very helpful!

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