Tokyo: After winning his second consecutive Formula One championship title, and becoming the youngest to do so in motor racing, German racer Sebastian Vettel can look forward to spending at least another decade at the top.
If he carries on like this no one else is going to get a look-in. Even the 91 victories and seven world titles of his hero and compatriot Michael Schumacher, previously thought untouchable, may be in jeopardy.
Vettel has managed to wrap up this title with four races remaining and he is certainly ambitious enough, his easy-going demeanor masking a ruthless core, The Telegraph reports.
Once the podium celebrations were over and Vettel had extricated himself from a sea of Red Bull mechanics, he was asked to expand on his emotions.
“It’s difficult to know where to begin. There are so many things you want to say at this moment but it’s hard to remember all of them. I don’t know what to say,” he said.
He thanked his family, his team, his teammate Mark Webber. He paid particular tribute to his trainer, Tommi Parmakoski.