Vettel fans cheer on hero in his German hometown

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.

Crowds were gripped by events in Delhi as they watched the Indian Grand Prix at a special open-air public viewing. Credit: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
A Vettel fan mimicked his famous victory pose as the driver went after his fourth consecutive title. Credit: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
His youngest fans used binoculars to keep a close eye on their hero's victory at the Buddh International Circuit. Credit: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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Vettel wins fourth F1 world title

Sebastian Vettel has been crowned Formula 1 world champion for a fourth time with victory at the Indian Grand Prix, which draws him level with Alain Prost. Only Michael Schumacher (7) and Juan Manuel Fangio (5) have more world titles in the sport.