Fellow four-time Formula One champions Michael Schumacher and Alain Prost congratulate Sebastian Vettel for matching their achievement
Michael Schumacher and Alain Prost have welcomed Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel in to the exclusive club of four-time world champions, with the Frenchman predicting that it will not be his last Formula One crown.
Vettel won Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix by nearly 30 seconds from Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg. It was the German’s sixth win on the trot and 10th of the season in total, and secured his fourth consecutive drivers’ title with three races of the season to spare.
Still only 26, Vettel joined Schumacher, Prost and the late, great Juan Manuel Fangio as drivers who have won four or more titles.
“A big compliment and many congratulations to Sebastian,” Schumacher, who holds the record for the most drivers’ titles with seven, said in a statement on his website.
“Terrific performance from him and his team, cool year, he really deserves this fourth title!”
Prost, who won his first title at the age of 30 and went on to win three more, said that Vettel had developed into the complete driver.
“I’m delighted to see Sebastian win the title,” Prost said. “He is a great driver and he has had some outstanding wins this year, some of the best of his career so far.”