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Rivals hail Vettel's and Red Bull’s achievements 27 Oct 2013

Race winner Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing on the podium with the trophy.
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India, Race Day, Sunday, 27 October 2013 Race winner wsvp celebrates in parc ferme.
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India, Race Day, Sunday, 27 October 2013 Race winner and four-time F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing walks out onto the podium 
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India, Race Day, Sunday, 27 October 2013 Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing and the Red Bull Racing celebrate.
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India, Race Day, Sunday, 27 October 2013 Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing celebrates.
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India, Race Day, Sunday, 27 October 2013 Photographers at the Red Bull Racing celebration.
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India, Race Day, Sunday, 27 October 2013 Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing celebrates.
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India, Race Day, Sunday, 27 October 2013 Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing and the Red Bull Racing team celebrate.
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India, Race Day, Sunday, 27 October 2013 Adrian Newey (GBR) Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing and Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 celebrate on the podium.
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Having fought tooth and nail to stop Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull from winning the 2013 drivers’ and constructors’ crowns, their rivals were equally as effusive in their praise of the German driver and the Milton Keynes-based team. We hear from a number of Vettel's and Red Bull’s competitors, as well as another four-time world champion, Alain Prost…

Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
"I must congratulate Vettel, because in this, as in other sports, it’s the best that win."

Felipe Massa (Ferrari)
"I want to congratulate Sebastian, who deserves everything he has achieved so far. I am really happy for him, because he is a great driver and a very nice guy. From today, his name will sit alongside the greatest drivers in the history of Formula One, such as Senna, Schumacher and few others."

Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari team principal)
“First and foremost, it’s right and proper to congratulate Sebastian and Red Bull for their fourth consecutive world title. These are moments that we are well aware are extraordinary, but obviously, we hope that all the hard work we are doing aimed at the future, will be able to interrupt this run of success.”

Pat Fry (Ferrari engineering director)
“Congratulations to Red Bull, who took the title thanks to a better technical package and to Vettel, who managed to always drive with great consistency: they both deserve this success.”

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
“Massive congratulations to Seb on becoming four-time World Champion today. That's an awesome achievement and he's put in some incredible performances this season. I really hope we get to take the fight to him next year!”

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
“A great job from Sebastian today and his fourth title is well deserved.”

Ross Brawn (Mercedes team principal)
“Congratulations to Sebastian Vettel on winning his fourth World Championship. To win multiple championships as he has done, you must be not just a driver but also a fantastic team member, and he clearly has all the attributes that requires. It's now up to us to stop him.”

Toto Wolff (Mercedes team executive director)
“Congratulations to Sebastian Vettel on his fourth consecutive World Championship. He has done a perfect job since the summer break and this is a richly deserved title.”

Eric Boullier (Lotus team principal)
“We give our congratulations to Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull for their Championship victory today, and also our promise that we’re working hard to give them a tougher battle in 2014.”

Alain Prost (World champion 1985, 1986, 1989, 1993)
"I’m delighted to see Sebastian win the title today. He is a great driver and he has had some outstanding wins this year, some of the best of his career so far. Singapore was one of those wins : he was fighting all the way but he made it look easy, which is always a mark of a worthy winner. You can see he is methodical in his approach, builds a strong team around him that is 100% motivated for success and is entirely focused on the end result. He is a great champion and I don’t think this title will be his last. He has a good team around him, stability with the technical team and with Renault, and of course he is still young enough to challenge for more. I’m pleased to see him equal my four titles. I wish him all the best to go on and win others and become a great Renault champion."

Sergio Perez (McLaren)
“I want to say big congratulations to Sebastian. He’s shown over the past few years that he’s a truly great champion. He’s had a great season; what he’s achieved is incredible. Now, I really hope we can fight against him next season!”

Jenson Button (McLaren)
“Congratulations to Seb for winning his fourth world championship. That’s very impressive – especially to win four in a row. His team did a great job, Adrian Newey demonstrated how good he is, and Seb finished it off nicely with a win.”

Martin Whitmarsh (McLaren team principal)
“Congratulations to Sebastian today. He once again drove faultlessly to put the title beyond the reach of his closest rival. To win four world titles – particularly four in a row – is incredibly impressive stuff. He’ll have a few days to enjoy this achievement, but it’s a mark of his relentless competitiveness that I’m sure he’ll be fighting for victory in Abu Dhabi in a week’s time.”

Daniel Ricciardo (Toro Rosso)
“Vettel? Phenomenal! Particularly since the summer break, when he grabbed the title and never let anyone else look at it.”

Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso)
“What Vettel’s done is something truly special, so congratulations.”

Franz Tost (Toro Rosso team principal)
“Our congratulations to Sebastian Vettel and Infiniti Red Bull Racing for their wonderful achievement today, with Seb taking a truly remarkable fourth consecutive Drivers’ title and the team doing the same in the Constructors’.”

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