Stat Attack: Abu Dhbai (post-race)

Michele Merlino investigates the records and compiles the final stats of the 2010 season following last weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Youngest world champion

Sebastian Vettel holds most records in Formula 1 history related to age: he is the youngest pole-sitter, winner, driver to finish on the podium and driver to finish in the points. After the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix he can now add the title of youngest world champion to the list. The German's title victory means he beats Lewis Hamilton to the honour. Vettel became world champion at the age of 23 years, four months and 11 days, while Hamilton was 23 years, nine months and 26 days when he was crowned.

Vettel led the championship just once this season – in the last race – just as John Surtees did in 1964 and James Hunt in 1976. Don't tell Sebastian, but they never led the championship again…

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