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REVIEW: Márquez becomes youngest MotoGP world champion

MOTOR RACING – Marc Márquez (ESP) has become the youngest MotoGP world champion of all time at an age of 20 years and 256 days on Sunday at Valencia (ESP).

> Márquez became the youngest MotoGP world champion of all time at an age of 20 years and 256 days. Freddie Spencer was 21 years and 258 days, when he won his first overall title back in 1983 (also on a Honda).
> Márquez joins Leslie Graham (1949), Umberto Masetti (1950) and Kenny Roberts (1978) as the only riders to win the world championship in their debut season in the premier class.
> Márquez won the 125cc in 2010 and the Moto2 in 2012. He is the fourth rider with three different motorcycle racing World Championships, after Valentino Rossi (ITA, 7x MotoGP/500cc, 1x 250cc, 1x 125cc, 1997-2009), Phil Read (GBR, 2x 500cc, 4x 250cc, 1x 125cc, 1964-1974) and Mike Hailwood (GBR, 4x 500cc, 2x 350cc, 3x 250cc, 1961-1967).
> Jorge Lorenzo won his eighth race of the season to become the first rider in Moto GP history to win at least eight races in a season without clinching the world championship.

PREVIEW: Marquez to write MotoGP history

MOTORSPORTS – On Sunday at Motegi (JPN), Marc Márquez (ESP) can become the youngest MotoGP world champion of all time at an age of 20 years and 242 days. 

> Márquez is the youngest rider in MotoGP in 2013. At the 2013 Grand Prix of the Americas, he became the youngest rider on pole position (20-062) and eventually the youngest ever MotoGP race winner (20-063).
> Márquez (298) currently has an 18-point gap over compatriot Jorge Lorenzo (ESP, 280). If Márquez can raise this to 25 points, he will be champion before the last race at Valencia.
> Márquez won the 125cc in 2010 and the Moto2 in 2012. He can become the fourth rider with three different motorcycle racing World Championships, after Valentino Rossi (ITA, 7x MotoGP/500cc, 1x 250cc, 1x 125cc, 1997-2009), Phil Read (GBR, 2x 500cc, 4x 250cc, 1x 125cc, 1964-1974) and Mike Hailwood (GBR, 4x 500cc, 2x 350cc, 3x 250cc, 1961-1967).

Scenarios for Marc Márquez to win MotoGP WCh

REVIEW: Vettel shatters F1 championship record

FORMULA 1 – Sebastian Vettel has won his third Formula 1 drivers’ title at age 25, making him more than six years younger than the second youngest individual to achieve this, Ayrton Senna. The German joins only two other drivers, Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher, to win more than two drivers’ titles in a row.

Age when winning third Formula 1 drivers’ title (year of third title in brackets)

25-145 Sebastian Vettel (2012)

31-212 Ayrton Senna (1991)

31-278 Michael Schumacher (2000)

34-090 Jackie Stewart (1973)

34-240 Alain Prost (1989)

35-075 Nelson Piquet (1987)

35-241 Niki Lauda (1984)

40-155 Jack Brabham (1966)

44-022 Juan Manuel Fangio (1955)

PREVIEW: Vettel could smash F1 championship record

FORMULA 1 – Sebastian Vettel is on the verge of winning a third career Formula 1 drivers’ title. The youngest individual to achieve that feat was Ayrton Senna who completed his treble at age 31 in 1991. Vettel will be 25 years and 145 days old this Sunday and could shatter that record by more than six years.


Age when winning third Formula 1 drivers’ title (year of third title in brackets)

31-212 Ayrton Senna (1991)

31-278 Michael Schumacher (2000)

34-090 Jackie Stewart (1973)

34-240 Ayrton Prost (1989)

35-075 Nelson Piquet (1987)

35-241 Niki Lauda (1984)

40-155 Jack Brabham (1966)

44-022 Juan Manuel Fangio (1955)

PREVIEW: F1 drivers’ title decided in final race

FORMULA 1 – On Sunday, 25 November, the final race of the 2012 Formula 1 season will see the drivers’ title decided in the favour of either Sebastian Vettel or Fernando Alonso. It is the 63rd season of the F1 championship and the 27th time the drivers’ title is decided in the final race. That includes five of the last seven seasons.

PREVIEW: Vettel poised to make it five in a row

FORMULA 1 – Sebastian Vettel has a chance to become only the sixth driver in Formula 1 history to win at least five consecutive Grands Prix, a feat he will achieve if he emerges victorious in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi this Sunday. No one has recorded this performance since Michael Schumacher in 2004.

Most successive Formula 1 Grands Prix won