October 28, 2013
Infiniti Red Bull Racing Takes Two Titles in India
October 27 – Buddh International Circuit, India – Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel won his fourth consecutive Drivers’ Championship title at Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix.
Vettel is the youngest driver to have four consecutive world championships to his name, placing him alongside Formula One racing legends Michael Schumacher, Juan Manuel Fangio and Alain Prost in motorsports history.
At the Buddh International Circuit, Vettel took his RB9 across the finish line nearly 30 seconds ahead of Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg. Romain Grosjean of Lotus finished third.
“This is one of the best days in my life so far,” said Vettel, who is also Infiniti’s Director of Performance.
“There are so many that I have to thank, but one of them is Infiniti. Infiniti’s increased involvement this year has helped support my efforts, too, so I’m glad that I can reward them with another World Championship. It’s been a busy year for me, developing Infiniti road cars, and as our relationship is continuing to grow this is a key moment I’m glad we can all share.”
At the start of the season, Infiniti became the team’s Title and Vehicle Performance Partner, collaborating across process and technology. Vettel has been integral to the development of vehicles, too, including his own Edition of the FX and the new Infiniti Q50.
Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner said: “In our first year with Infiniti as the title partner, there’s been a great deal of work put in on- and off-track to identify the areas where we can learn from each other and bring benefit to both parties. I’m exceptionally pleased that we can both share in this success.”
Vettel and Infiniti Red Bull Racing have notched ten Grand Prix victories and 18 podium finishes this season, with three more Grand Prix to go. But with both titles already in hand, the season couldn’t be brighter.