Oct 29, 2013, 8:59 AM EST
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.
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.
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).
- Rick Allen named lead NASCAR announcer for NBC Sports 3
- GP of America organizers issue statement on race postponement 10
- 2014 F1 schedule finalized without New Jersey, Mexico, and Korea 0
- Jeff Burton joins NBC Sports as NASCAR analyst 2
- IndyCar TV sked for 2014 released; 13 races to be shown on NBCSN 6
- GP of America organizers issue statement on race postponement (10)
- Eddie Gossage: “Foolish move” by F1 to go head-to-head with NASCAR at Texas (9)
- NASCAR Sprint Cup silly season update for 2014 (8)
- Stewart: There’s “a lot of potential” for Danica Patrick (7)
- FIA considering pole trophy and permanent numbers (6)