• Brazilian Grand Prix

Vettel proud of team after sealing constructors' title

ESPNF1 Staff
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Sebastian Vettel celebrates victory © Getty Images

Sebastian Vettel was almost lost for words after winning the Brazilian Grand Prix and helping his Red Bull team clinch its first constructors' title having led home team-mate Mark Webber for a dominant 1-2.

After passing pole-sitter Nico Hulkenberg at the start, Vettel pulled away into the distance and was never troubled despite a late safety car period.

"It was pretty incredible, I don't know what really to say," said Vettel afterwards. "It was an incredible effort from the team, not an easy season especially like races we just had in Korea. I think it was the right answer for all the people to come back here, never mind what happened in Korea to stay focused and all the team pulling on one string and getting us both up here a 1-2 and getting the constructors' championship one race before the end I think is fantastic."

Vettel, who now trails championship leader Fernando Alonso by 15 points heading into the season ending finale in Abu Dhabi, said it had been an unbelievable achievement for the team.

"Obviously we are still fighting for the drivers' championship and we have to get rid of this guy [Alonso] but it is an unbelievable achievement and I am very proud with regards to all the people in the team, the factory in Milton Keynes but also in Austria. They have been starting this programme, this target, before I entered Formula One but it is nice now to be part of that and I am very proud of my team and of myself. So I would say it is a fantastic day."