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Alonso challenges new champ to triple crown

india Updated: Oct 10, 2011 12:31 IST
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Ferrari's Fernando Alonso set his sights on being Formula One's youngest triple champion after losing his double record to Sebastian Vettel in Japan on Sunday.

The Spaniard, who won his second title with Renault in 2006 as a 25-year-old, leaned over to shake the 24-year-old Red Bull driver's hand in congratulations at a post-race news conference. Asked how it felt to have lost his status, Alonso said it was "really nothing special". "I think now we will see who is the youngest three-time world champion," he added.

Schweinsteiger proud of Vettel

Berlin: The German football squad are "very proud: of Sebastian Vettel, international midfielder Bastian Schwein-steiger said on Sunday hours after his compatriot retained his world title. "He's essentially a hero as it's an exceptional achievement to win two world titles at such a young age," the Bayern Munich star said.

Hamilton doesn't learn: Massa

Suzuka: Brazilian Felipe Massa reacted angrily after clashing with Briton Lewis Hamilton during Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix -- the second on-track altercation between the pair in as many races.

Massa said he didn't care to hear Hamilton's explanation for the incident, which was the third time this season that the pair have come together in a race.

"I don't care, to be honest, about what he said, the only thing I care about is what he did," Massa said. "He doesn't learn. I race against him, against whatever driver in the same way. He has already passed the time to speak, which I tried and he didn't."