Date: 28th October 2013 at 10:18am
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Sebastian Vettel has successfully clinched his fourth Formula One World Championship.

The now 26-year-old became the youngest ever Formula One World Champion in 2010 when the German one his first title with Red Bull Racing.

After four consecutive driver and constructors championships, Vettel has now become the youngest ever four time F1 champion and the first to ever win their first four titles in consecutive seasons.

The arguments regarding where he rates in the all-time drivers list will forever rumble on.

He now surpasses Formula One greats such as Jack Brabham, Jackie Stewart, Nicki Lauda, Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna who all became triple F1 champions.

Vettel’s name now stands alongside Alain Prost with four titles, with only Juan Manuel Fangio [five] and Michael Schumacher [seven] standing ahead of him with more championships.

‘Fangio did five and everybody appreciated him as the best driver in the world. Michael came along many years later, different time, different era – I am just talking as a fan – he had a very dominant car but he created that in Ferrari. Vettel told the BBC.

‘To join people like that is very difficult for me to put into perspective. I am far too young to understand what it means.’

Vettel has clinched his fourth Formula One World Championship in devastating and dominating fashion winning the last six races in-a-row and you wouldn’t get great f1 betting odds on him winning the remaining three Grand Prix’s in Abu Dhabi, the United States and Brazil.

If Vettel does manage to extend his consecutive victories to nine he will equal the record set by Alberto Ascari in 1952-53.