Vettel crowned World Champion at FIA Gala, Buddh Circuit awarded
Vettel famously never led the 2010 Championship until the last day of the season. In 2011 he led from the first day to the last. Along the way, he scored victories in Australia, Malaysia, Turkey, Spain and Monaco, at the European Grand Prix in Valencia, in Belgium Italy, Singapore, Korea and India. He only finished off the podium twice during the 19 races, took a record-breaking 15 pole positions and three fastest laps.
Here in India, he became the youngest man to record a grand chelem: taking pole, victory, fastest lap and leading every lap of the race at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida.
In Image: Indian dancers perform during the 2011 FIA gala night in Gurgaon, some 35 kms west of New Delhi, on December 9, 2011.