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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