Oct 29, 2013, 8:59 AM EDT
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).
- Spectator injured but in stable condition after being hit by debris at St. Pete race 0
- Experience trumps youth on IndyCar’s opening weekend with aero kits 1
- NHRA: Jack Beckman (54 races), Larry Morgan (120 races) snap lengthy winless streaks in 4-Wide Nationals 1
- Montoya’s evolution evident after statement victory in St. Pete 2
- Montoya ekes out win in St. Petersburg season opener 6
- Emotional Vettel revels in first victory for Ferrari 5
- Vettel claims shock win for Ferrari in Malaysia as Mercedes pays for strategy mistake 9