SAO PAULO, Brasil (AP) — El piloto alemán Sebastian Vettel, de la escudería Red Bull, ganó el domingo su tercer título consecutivo de Fórmula Uno al terminar en sexto lugar en el Gran Premio de Brasil, última carrera de la temporada.

La sexta posición le bastó a Vettel en una carrera que ganó el británico Jenson Button. El español Fernando Alonso, única amenaza para el tercer campeonato seguido del alemán, terminó en segundo lugar en la pista de Interlagos, en Sao Paulo.

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  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Vettel finished sixth and became F1's champion for the third time. In background the car of Ferrari driver Felipe Massa of Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

  • Public Viewing - Formula One

    HEPPENHEIM, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 25: Supporters in his home town celebrate the third World Championship title of German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel during a public viewing in Vettel's home town on November 25, 2012 in Heppenheim, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

  • Public Viewing - Formula One

    HEPPENHEIM, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 25: Supporters of German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel cheer during a public viewing in Vettel's home town on November 25, 2012 in Heppenheim, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

  • Public Viewing - Formula One

    HEPPENHEIM, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 25: Supporters of German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel cheer during a public viewing in Vettel's home town on November 25, 2012 in Heppenheim, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

  • Public Viewing - Formula One

    HEPPENHEIM, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 25: Supporters of German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel cheer during a public viewing in Vettel's home town on November 25, 2012 in Heppenheim, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

  • Public Viewing - Formula One

    HEPPENHEIM, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 25: Supporters of German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel cheer during a public viewing in Vettel's home town on November 25, 2012 in Heppenheim, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

  • Public Viewing - Formula One

    HEPPENHEIM, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 25: Supporters of German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel cheer during a public viewing in Vettel's home town on November 25, 2012 in Heppenheim, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, enters his team's pit before the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Public Viewing - Formula One

    HEPPENHEIM, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 25: Supporters of German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel cheer during a public viewing in Vettel's home town on November 25, 2012 in Heppenheim, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

  • Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso , Michael Schumacher

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, right, talks to Mercedes Grand Prix driver Michael Schumacher of Germany, center, next to Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain during the pilots official photo prior to the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany waves after the pilots official photo prior to the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. At right his teammate Mark Webber of Australia. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, right, talks to Mercedes Grand Prix driver Michael Schumacher of Germany before the pilots official photo prior to the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany holds the trophy for the DHL fastest lap award prior to the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Fernando Alonso , Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, right, greets Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso from Spain, left, before the pilots official photo prior to the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.(AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

  • Felipe Massa, Sebastian Vettel

    Ferrari driver Felipe Massa of Brazil, left, shakes hands with Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany before the pilots official photo prior to the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, third from left, and Lotus' driver Kimi Raikkonen, right, speed their cars among the pack during the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

  • Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel

    McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, front, of Britain, steers his car ahead of Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, fourth from right, and Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, second from left, during the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Vettel finished sixth and became F1's champion for the third time.(AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

  • Fernando Alonso

    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain gets off his car after the end of the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Sebastian Vettel finished sixth to clinch his third straight Formula One championship title on Sunday. Vettel did what he needed to hold off Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, the only other driver contending for the title. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany stands in his pit during the qualifying session at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Yasuyoshi Chiba, Pool)

  • Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, front, steers his car ahead of McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button of Britain during the qualifying session at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Brazil's Formula One Grand Prix will take place Sunday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany points from his car before a free practice at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. The season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix will take place on Nov. 25. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

  • Public Viewing - Formula One

    HEPPENHEIM, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 25: Supporters in his home town celebrate the third World Championship title of German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel during a public viewing in Vettel's home town on November 25, 2012 in Heppenheim, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

  • Public Viewing - Formula One

    HEPPENHEIM, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 25: Supporters in his home town celebrate the third World Championship title of German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel during a public viewing in Vettel's home town on November 25, 2012 in Heppenheim, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany sits in his car before a free practice at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. The season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix will take place on Nov. 25. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, steers his car during free practice at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. The Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)