Sebastian Vettel roared into the history books as Formula One's youngest four-time champion and celebrated in outlandish style after a superlative win at the Indian Grand Prix
The 26-year-old German becomes the youngest man to win four straight titles, with Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher the only other drivers to achieve the feat.
And despite team-mate Mark Webber's retirement with a mechanical problem, Red Bull also sealed their fourth straight constructors' title with three races to go.
With his fourth championship, achieved with 10 wins this season, Vettel levels French great Alain Prost on the all-time list with only Fangio (five) and Schumacher (seven) ahead of him.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who was Vettel's nearest challenger going into the race but 90 points adrift, managed only 11th place.
Vettel's sixth win in a row, 10th in 16 races this season and 36th of his career left him poised to shatter more records in the remaining three races in Abu Dhabi, America and Brazil.
If he wins all three, Vettel will equal Schumacher's record of 13 wins in 2004 and become the only driver to secure nine consecutive victories in a season.
Click or swipe through the images to find out how Sebastian Vettel made it this far with our guide to his 2013 season