When Sebastian Vettel won the Indian Grand Prix, all the watching world cared about was that he had won the drivers' championship. Red Bull clinching the constructors' title was, at best, a footnote.
The less high-profile classification is regarded as crucial by the team, not least because both prize money and Red Bull's generous staff bonus payments are based upon it. But for the majority of those with an interest in the sport, the phrase 'world champion' applies to the driver.
After all, the world championship had already been staged eight times by the time Vanwall became the inaugural car-makers' title-winner in 1958. And for many, albeit not all, fans it is much easier to feel an emotional connection to a flesh and bone driver than to the inanimate machinery cocooning him.
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.