Formula One

Three-time defending champ Vettel extends Red Bull contract

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Associated Press
6/11/2013 1:42:38 PM
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LONDON -- Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel has signed a contract extension with the Red Bull team through the 2015 season.

The team made the announcement Tuesday, two days after the 25-year-old German won the Canadian Grand Prix for his third victory of the season.

Vettel, who joined Red Bull in 2009, has won the last three F1 drivers' titles. He has won 29 races and collected 51 podium places and 39 pole positions.

Vettel won the Canadian GP on Sunday from pole position to improve his chances for a fourth straight season title. It was his first career victory in Canada.

Vettel extended his lead in the standings to 36 points over Fernando Alonso.

Sebastian Vettel (Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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