26 Nov 2012

Red Bull boss says Vettel thoroughly deserves F1 title

9:49 am on 26 November 2012

The Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner says Sebastian Vettel deserves his third straight Formula One title after overcoming a horror start at the season deciding race.

Vettel has become the youngest triple champion in Formula One history after finishing sixth in the final round in Brazil.

The 25-year-old German, who was involved in an opening lap collision, made light of the damage to his Red Bull car as he fought through the field in a dramatic race run in treacherous rain-swept conditions at the Interlagos circuit.

Christian Horner says Vettel thoroughly deserves the win after clawing his way back into the race.

Vettel's only title rival, two-time champion Spaniard Fernando Alonso, finished second, just three points shy of overhauling Vettel, Jenson Button won for McLaren.