Sebastian Vettel is youngest back-to-back F1 champion
Sebastian Vettel has become the youngest back-to-back double champion in Formula 1 history.
But on Sunday, it was all about Sebastian Vettel - careful with that trophy Sebastian!
Sebastian Vettel has won the Formula 1 World Championship for the second year in a row. Vettel's achievement sees him become the ninth driver to win back-to-back world titles and the youngest ever to do so.
Sebastian Vettel speeds past Michael Schumacher during Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix. Sebastian's got a long way to go before he can beat Michael's record of SEVEN world titles!
Vettel's team cheer the driver as he crosses the finish line in third place. He said: "This year we've always been this one step ahead. In a way the hardest thing is after winning last year to go out and do it again."
Jenson Button won the race on the day, and he's the closest to Sebastian in the rankings. Jenson won the F1 title himself in 2009, and he reckons that he's got another win in him in the future!
Even Sebastian's rivals think it's a great achievement. "It was perfection," said McLaren's Lewis Hamilton. "It's a fantastic achievement. We all knew he was going to do it and it was a perfect season."
Vettel thanked his team for the win after the race, saying "I'm so thankful to everyone in the team, pushing hard to build those two cars. It's great to have achieved the goal we set ourselves this year already."