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Vettel in Hisotry

Sunday in India, Sebastian Vettel won his 4th world championship. Nowadays, the German driver has his place in the history of Formula 1.

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Arriving in India for the 16th Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel just needed to finish the race in the top 5 to win the Championship. But as champion as he is, the German won the race before Rosberg and Grosjean. Fernando Alonso, the only man who can still prevent the coronation of Vettel, missed his depart which spoiled the rest of his race.  Without his main opponent, the Red Bull’s driver can fly until his 10th victory in the season and mainly his 4th consecutive world title.

Sebastian Vettel was already the youngest F1 world champion in 2010. Today he is the youngest quadruple world champion. In the history of Formula 1, “Baby Schumi” joins Alain Prost with four titles and approaches Juan Manuel Fangio (5) and his fellow countryman Michael Schumacher (7). At only 26, he has a lot of time to become the best driver in the world and to beat all the records. But the season is not over yet, it remains three races and the drivers will meet in two weeks in Abu Dhabi for the 17th of the 20 Grand Prix of the season, where Sebastian Vettel will be again the biggest favourite for the win.

Arthur Montagne, IEJ3F

TENNIS: «  Morons who know nothing. »

The French tennisman Benoit Paire was eliminated, on Monday 28th by another Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert at Paris Master (6-2, 6-2). Bad day for Benoit Paire, as he was injured in the ankle and in the knee. The public whistles him from the begining and during all the match because he missed several easy points. More his defeat, the tennisman had not a good behaviour in front of the affront. He scolded the public in reply : « I’m the number 26 in the world. How many are they to whistle me? In Bercy it’s usaul, every year it is like this, » he said.

It is not the first time that the French public scolded one of them. In 1988, Henri Lecomte was hooted during all his training before his match facing the American John MacEnroe. Even Roger Federer, in 2003 was whistled at, after a match which opposed him to Tim Henman.

Doriane Federspiel, IEJ3F

 

FIFA unveils Ballon d’Or nominees

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The twenty-three named for FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 are known. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Franck Ribéry (Bayern Munich) and the victorious quadruple, Lionel Messi (FC Barcelone) are the three favorites. Winner of the Champions’ League, the Cup of Germany and the Bundesliga, Ribéry seems left well to win the Ballon d’Or. Elected European player of the year, the Frenchie would realize a great doubled, becoming the fifth French to win this trophy after Raymond Kopa (1958), Michel Platini (1983, 1984, 1985), Jean-Pierre Papin (1991) and Zinedine Zidane (1998). Four players evolving on League one skipped into this list : Edinson Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva (Paris-SG) and Radamel Falcao (AS Monaco). To note, the absences of Ikay Gundogan, Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) and Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich). The new Ballon d’Or will be revealed on January 13th in Zurich (Switzerland).

Benjamin Quarez, IEJ 3F

 

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