Date: 25th November 2013 at 11:40am
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Sebastian Vettel has set a new record, with the quadruple Formula One World Champion becoming the first driver to win nine consecutive races in a single season.

He has also equalled Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of thirteen Grand Prix victories in the same season. A record which is obviously easier to achieve in modern day Formula One where the season is much longer than in previous decades.

But the record of nine consecutive victories is one which does stand the test of time, as he is only the second driver in 60 years to achieve it.

Vettel has now equalled the all-time record in Formula One of nine consecutive Grand Prix victories set by Alberto Ascari between the 1952 and 1953 seasons.

But whilst the German has the chance of beating that record in the season opener in 2014, the youngest ever four-time F1 champ said that his achievement didn’t compare with that of Ascari’s.

‘You can’t really compare it; it’s at a different time, In the ’50s, the races were much longer and things broke down much more than nowadays, when reliability is exceptional for everyone.’ he told the BBC.

He continued: ‘As I see it now, it’s just a number but hopefully one day, when I’ve got less hair and [I am] chubby, then it’s probably something nice to look back to.’

Vettel’s 39th career victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix leaves him just two wins behind Ayrton Senna, who is third in the all-time winners list behind Michael Schumacher and Alain Prost.

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