Vet­tel wins record eighth straight For­mula One race

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

AUSTIN, TEXAS | Four-time world cham­pion Sebastian Vet­tel set a For­mula One sin­gle-sea­son record with his eighth con­sec­u­tive vic­tory, win­ning the U.S. Grand Prix with yet another dom­i­nat­ing drive.

Start­ing from the pole po­si­tion, Vet­tel got through the crit­i­cal first turn with his trade­mark quick start and gave the field no chance to catch his Red Bull car.

Vet­tel charges into next weekend’s sea­son fi­nale in Brazil with a chance to tie Michael Schu­macher’s For­mula One record of 13 vic­to­ries in a sin­gle sea­son. Schu­macher set the mark in 2004, and also won seven straight races that year.

Vet­tel also is clos­ing on the over­all For­mula One record for con­sec­u­tive vic­to­ries of nine, set by Al­berto As­cari over parts of the 1952 and ‘53 sea­sons.

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