Sebastian Vettel said his Abu Dhabi Grand Prix had felt 'incredible' after the German stormed to a dominant win at Yas Marina.
The Red Bull man qualified second behind team-mate Mark Webber but jumped ahead of the Australian off the line and was never headed as he secured a seventh successive race win.
The newly-crowned four-time champion was able to build his lead quickly in the opening stages and was able to take victory over Webber by more than 30 seconds despite easing off before the finish – admitting afterwards that the pace in his car had been 'scary' at points in the race.
“I think today was incredible; the pace we had was scary at some stages,” he said. “I felt very, very good on the soft tyres and was able to pull out a good gap in the first couple of laps.
“I think it's difficult, being an active member of the team, to put things like today into perspective. When I think of the times we've experienced over the last few years, it's incredible to have a strong group of people together that believes so much in what they do. To be part of that is great and makes me proud. The car was so enjoyable on every single lap.
“There are not that many races when you are in complete control of the car – so it's special. I didn't get the maximum out of myself yesterday, but we made up for it today.”
With team-mate Mark Webber following his home in second place, Red Bull secured its second maximum score in the last three races, with team boss Christian Horner admitting it had been a fine weekend for the team.
“An incredible team performance today,” he said. “A truly dominant display from Sebastian, who once again astounded us with the levels of performance that he's reached this year, backed up with an extremely strong drive by Mark to achieve our third one-two finish of the season. At no point did Sebastian look under threat and Mark, having dropped behind Nico at the start, made a strong move on him to get himself back into second position. From there it was a matter of controlling the race to the chequered flag.
“Getting this result at such a prestigious venue continues the enjoyment of this season and, with two races to go, we'll be pushing just as hard to try and repeat what has been a perfect performance.”