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November 25, 2012 -- Updated 1941 GMT (0341 HKT)
Sebastian Vettel claimed his third straight Formula One title following a sixth place finish in Brazil.
- Sebastian Vettel wins third straight Formula One title
- Ferrari's Fernando Alonso finishes second just three points behind
- Kimi Raikkonen claims third position
- Red Bull clinch third constructors' title
(CNN) -- Sebastian Vettel claimed a third successive Formula One crown after defeating Fernando Alonso by three points.
The Red Bull star claimed a sixth place finish in Brazil to become the youngest ever triple world champion in the history of the sport.
Alonso, who finished second at Interlagos behind McLaren's Jenson Button, missed out on a third title of his own following his triumphs back in 2005 and 2006.
Kimi Raikkonen ended his first season back in Formula One by claiming third spot, while Lewis Hamilton will head off to Mercedes having finished fourth.
Meanwhile, Red Bull won the Constructors' championship by 60 points from Ferrari.
2012 drivers' final standings:
1. Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull 281
2. Fernando Alonso - Ferrari 278
3. Kimi Raikkonen - Lotus 207
4. Lewis Hamilton - McLaren 190
5. Jenson Button - McLaren 188
6. Mark Webber - Red Bull 179
7. Felipe Massa - Ferrari 122
8. Romain Grosjean - Lotus 96
9. Nico Rosberg - Mercedes 93
10 Sergio Perez - Sauber 66
1. RedBull - Renault 460
2. Ferrari 400
3. McLaren - Mercedes 378
4. Lotus - Renault 303
5. Mercedes 142
6. Sauber - Ferrari 126
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