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Vettel takes out top award

3 December 2012 03:46

Red Bull star Sebastian Vettel was awarded a third consecutive International Racing Driver of the Year award in London on Sunday.

The German 25-year-old bagged his third award to match his treble of Formula One drivers' titles, as he completed his treble in November following the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.

Speaking at the Autosport Awards where he accepted the honour from World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb, Vettel said he endured his toughest season yet before coming out on top of the standings once more.

"I think yes," Vettel said, in response to whether he thought 2012 was toughest campaign.

"It was a long, long year of ups and downs. Maybe in the beginning I didn't have the car I liked - maybe it was competitive in the race but in qualifying it was difficult for me to find that extra step.

"At the end of the season though we got more comfortable, it felt better. Obviously we had some tough luck early in the season but in the end we scored some big points and were in the lead."

Vettel and Red Bull endured a nervous wait following the race in Brazil, as Ferrari launched an appeal against him following a potentially illegal manoeuvre against Jean-Eric Vergne that could have had ramifications on the season standings.

But the FIA said Vettel had 'no case to answer', claiming the Red Bull driver timed his passing move perfectly, confirming the German's title.

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