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MOTOTSPORT: Grosjean third as Vettel claims fourth successive world title
1:32pm Sunday 27th October 2013 in Sport
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel clinched his fourth consecutive Formula 1 world title with a victory in the Indian Grand Prix.
The German, 26, drove a perfect race to secure his sixth consecutive victory this season and become only the fourth man in history to win four titles.
Romain Grosjean, in his Enstone-prepared Lotus, drove an amazing race coming from 17th to finish third behiond Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, who was runner-up.
The Frenchman caught his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen with four laps to go, and passed his team-mate at but had to give up the place again because he completed the move by running off the track.
Raikkonen then let him by between the final two corners after being told to let Grosjean by.
The Finn, struggling to get his tyres to the end after stopping on lap seven, was then immediately demoted to fifth place by Ferrari's Felipe Massa.
It was another poor race for Oxfordshire's other teams, Williams, Caterham and Marussia, none of whose drivers made it into the top ten.
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