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Racing Car of the Year: Red Bull RB6

The Red Bull RB6 has been named as the Racing Car of the Year at the AUTOSPORT Awards in London

Racing Car of the Year: Red Bull RB6

The Adrian Newey-designed machine helped Sebastian Vettel to become Formula 1's youngest world champion this year and beat the likes of the Peugeot 908 HDI and the Chevrolet Cruze to the award.

Damon Hill, whose 1996 world title came in a Williams also designed by Newey, presented the award to the Red Bull chief technical officer.

"This year has been a very sweet one," said Newey. "And you just have to enjoy the moment.

"It's been a long, hard season and we made hard work of it at some times. On the morning of the Abu Dhabi race, we thought 'this is going to be difficult,' but the race was like a game of poker in which we ended up with a royal flush."

From the opening race of the season in Bahrain, it was clear that the Red Bull had a clear pace advantage over the rest of the field.

Come the end of the year at Yas Marina, the team had collected both the drivers' and constructors' championship trophies.

A total of nine wins were taken by Vettel and his team-mate Mark Webber as well as 15 pole positions during the season ' equalling the all time record.

There were also six fastest laps, four one-two finishes and a combined total of 699 laps in the lead while the rest of the grid managed just 430 between them.

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