Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel celebrated in trademark fashion at the top of the podium after victory at the Indian Grand Prix brought him his fourth consecutive title.
Sebastian Vettel was cheered on all the way to his fourth Formula 1 title victory by his fans at home in Heppenheim in southwestern Germany.
Sebastian Vettel has been crowned Formula 1 world champion for a fourth time with victory at the Indian Grand Prix.
The Red Bull driver, who began on pole, needed to finish at least fifth to retain his crown but still took the chequered flag, ahead of Nico Rosberg and Romain Grosjean.
The result draws him level with Alain Prost on four title wins. Only Michael Schumacher (7) and Juan Manuel Fangio (5) have won more world titles in the sport.
Vettel's victory also helped confirm Red Bull's successful defence of the constructors' championship.
Sebastian Vettel could wrap up his fourth successive world title this weekend at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Vettel is a three-time winner at the Japanese Grand Prix, earning victories in three of the last four seasons at Suzuka International Racing Course, while Fernando Alonso has won the Japanese Grand Prix twice.
With a fourth consecutive World Championship, Vettel would tie Alain Prost (4) and trail only Juan Manuel Fangio (5) and Michael Schumacher (7) for the most career F1 World Championships.
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel will start today's Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix in pole position.