Prost praises 'great champion' Vettel
27 October 2013 – Alain Prost described Sebastian Vettel as "a great champion" after the Red Bull driver joined him on four world titles with a dominant victory in Sunday's Indian Grand Prix.
Vettel, who only needed a top five result to secure the crown, wound up half a minute clear of nearest rival Nico Rosberg to conclude the job in emphatic style, while sole title rival Fernando Alonso struggled to 11th-place after an opening lap collision.
Ahead of his seventh full Formula 1 campaign, Vettel sits behind only Juan Manuel Fangio (five) and Michael Schumacher (seven) in the sport's all-time record books.
"I'm delighted to see Sebastian win the title today," explained Prost. "He is a great driver and he has had some outstanding wins this year, some of the best of his career so far. You can see he is methodical in his approach, builds a strong team around him, is 100 percent motivated for success and is entirely focused on the end result.
"He is a great champion and I don't think this title will be his last. He has a good team around him and of course he is still young enough to challenge for more. I'm pleased to see him equal my four titles. I wish him all the best to go on and win others."
Prost claimed his four Formula 1 world titles in 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993.