Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber have wrapped up their third constructors championship on the trot at the United States GP. This is the only the third time in the history of the sport a team has done three in a row (the last being Ferrari from 1999-2001) and the first time in the history of the sport a team has claimed their first three constructors titles consecutively.
This result speaks for the pure ability of the team Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz has placed together. Red Bull domination now feels common but 10 years ago the team was known as Jaguar Racing without a win to its name and even 5 years ago under the Red Bull Racing name the team’s best result was 3 podium placings. But when Red Bull rose they rose quickly, they have had arguably the best car since mid way through the 2009 season and despite a change in regulations that saw all of their key advantages banned for 2012 they bounced back and have taken their place as once again the team to beat.
Credit also goes to their two drivers who most would recognize as the best pair of qualifiers on the grid and deliver consistent high performance races week in week out. With no changes set to take place to the Red Bull Racing formula for 2013 it looks ominous for the rest of the grid and one must wonder just how many more records will be broken in coming years.