Date: 18th November 2013 at 11:31am
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Sebastian Vettel has set a new record, with the quadruple Formula One World Champion becoming the first driver to win eight consecutive races in a single season.

The Red Bull Racing driver is slowly sweeping all records aside, with it being a brave man to bet against the German breaking other records set by compatriot Michael Schumacher.

The record of eight consecutive race victories in a season is of course easier than it once was, with modern day Formula One hosting far more Grand Prix than in seasons past.

But Vettel is now within touching distance of the all-time record in Formula One of nine consecutive Grand Prix victories set by Alberto Ascari between the 1952 and 1953 seasons.

‘Numbers do not make me jump in the car but we realised we had done it and it makes you very proud, You realise what it means to look back at those names. People look back and talk about certain drivers. One day people might talk about our time.’ Vettel told the BBC.

‘It is great feeling. You have a grin on your face, unless you have a hangover. It is nice feeling, Sunday things happen very quick and it is bit harder to realise.

‘It is one of those records that was not meant to be broken ever and it’s very difficult to understand we actually did it.


 

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