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'Perfect day' for champion Vettel

F1: World champion Sebastian Vettel secured victory in Abu Dhabi on what he labelled a "perfect day" as he continues to cement his place as a legend of Formula One.

The 26-year-old Red Bull driver secured his fourth title in India last weekend but did not let up as he stormed to a lights-to-flag finish at the Yas Marina circuit with the shackles now off.

Vettel once again left the entire field, including team-mate and pole sitter Mark Webber, in his wake as the German won by more than 30 seconds for his seventh race win in succession.

That means he joined seven-times champion Michael Schumacher in recording seven successive race wins in a calendar year.