After third place at the Japanese Grand Prix made an emotional Sebastian Vettel a double world champion, he's got a few 'thank yous' to say before he gets back to business...
Hello from Suzuka,
It’s a real struggle to find the right words. Right now I feel incredible.
Sure, we were always close to retaining the title, especially with only one point to go, but you never know what can go wrong in Formula One.
I think the secret to our success was we never took our success for granted: we always took one step at a time, without losing focus on the important things.
This is the reward for that hard work and concentration and I have to thank my whole team. You guys and girls did an incredible job during the whole season and I am really proud of all of you. Thank you for making this possible, you are the best.
Of course a big thank you and all my love go out to the men and women at home in our factory in Milton Keynes, UK, who have worked day and night to get us to where we are now.
I can't tell you how grateful I am and I'm looking forward to celebrate with you back home in England. Furthermore I have to thank my family, my friends and all the fans at home in Heppenheim and Germany.
You always supported me and were there for me and I just want to let you know that I take non of this for granted – it means the world to me.
Last, but not least, I want to thank the Red Bull family in Austria. It makes me proud to be a part of this and I hope that we're allowed to celebrate a lot more in the future. Thank you to you too!
The race itself was amazingly tough, exciting and unbelievably challenging. We saw today how high the current level of competition is in Formula One, because at the end, we were really close together.
Of course we will celebrate today and have a good time, but starting tomorrow we're have to get back to work – after all, there's another world championship to get and we want that as well.
Thank you again to all of you guys!
All the best from Suzuka!
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