Vettel: A different kind of world champion

Vettel: A different kind of world champion

In the wake of Sebastian Vettel's second world title success at Suzuka, Lee McKenzie says that the German doesn't fit the sterotype that befits most of the world's top sportsmen and women. He's just an all-round good guy

Who says my job isn't dangerous? As I tried to interview Sebastian Vettel for the BBC's Red Button Forum after the Japanese Grand Prix, I got hit on the forehead by a TV camera and am now nursing what looks like an egg on my head! But to be honest I don't mind – the atmosphere and frenzy in the pitlane were nothing like I'd ever felt or seen before, so a little bump (or big, in this case) was worth it.

At no other circuit in the world would the fans have still been sitting in the grandstand in the dark long after the action had ended, and they were justly rewarded. Suzuka has crowned some wonderful world champions and the fans appreciate Formula 1 so much – it really is a win-win situation for everyone and a fitting place for Vettel to be crowned as back-to-back world champion.

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