SUZUKA, JAPAN - Sebastian Vettel wrapped up his second straight Formula One championship Sunday, finishing third behind Jenson Button in the Japanese Grand Prix.
Needing just one point to take the title if Button won the race, Vettel earned 15 points to clinch the title with four races left.
The 24-year-old German star, the series' youngest two-time champion, has nine victories this season for Red Bull.
Button raced to his third win of the season for McLaren. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was second.