Formula One, Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel and John Force continue their dominance

10/27/13 in Formula One   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Sebastian Vettel and John Force continue their dominanceThe racing season is starting to come to a close. The two sports car series in America completed their final seasons as separate entities before merging next year. Scott Dixon was crowned IndyCar champion for the 3rd time last weekend. NASCAR now has just three races left in its season. Today though saw two more champions crowned, both familiar faces to any race fans.

This morning in India, Sebastian Vettel won his 4th consecutive Formula One World Championship. He won in style, winning the Indian Grand Prix despite pitting 2 laps in to (intentionally) change tires. It was Vettel's 10th win of the season and his 6th in a row. The only other drivers to have won four straight World Championships are Juan Manuel Fangio (1954-1957) and Michael Schumacher (5 times: 2000-2004). Those are also the only two drivers that have more championships than Vettel, 7 for Schumacher and 5 for Fangio respectively. Still only 26 and driving for the best team currently in the F1 paddock, Vettel is well on his way to breaking just about every record in F1.

Blog Photo - Sebastian Vettel and John Force continue their dominanceSpeaking of breaking records, living legend John Force today won his incredible 16th NHRA Funny Car championship. He clinched the title one race early by beating daughter Courtney in the final of the Toyota Nationals at Las Vegas. There really are no words that can properly describe Force. He's 64 years old and is still at the top of his game. There is no one like him in racing, or in sports for that matter. After next year, his sponsor Ford will be leaving drag racing, leaving him in a bind. Hopefully he can find another sponsor, because it's clear that Force is far from any decline.

Today one legend added to his incomparable legacy, while another took another step towards legend status as he becomes one of the greats in front of our eyes. In different ways and much different forms of motorsports, John Force and Sebastian Vettel are the best at what they do.
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