There were more wins for Red Bull Racing last night at the Autosport Awards in London as Sebastian was international racing driver of the year and the RB6 was named racing car of the in year.

Vettel was presented with his award by David Coulthard, his predecessor at the team.

Sebastian said: β€œIt’s been a tiring month, but a very exciting one too. The wheels haven’t stopped turning yet.” Among those he beat to the title were Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti.

The Adrian Newey-designed car which helped Seb achieve his five wins and ten pole positions was also honoured.

Damon Hill, whose 1996 world title came in a Williams designed by Newey, presented the award to our chief technical officer.

“This year has been a very sweet one,” said Adrian. “And you just have to enjoy the moment. It’s been a long, hard season and we made hard work of it at some times. On the morning of the Abu Dhabi race, we thought ‘this is going to be difficult,’ but the race was like a game of poker in which we ended up with a royal flush.”

Between Sebastian and Mark the RB6 took nine wins, 15 pole positions – equalling the all time record – and six fastest laps, four one-two finishes and a combined total of 699 laps in the lead while the rest of the pack managed 430 between them.

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