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Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel barely broke a sweat as he started from the pole and led virtually the entire 56-lap race on his way to setting a new Formula 1™ record for consecutive wins, with eight in row. His unprecedented winning streak began on Aug. 25, when he took the checkered flag at the Belgium Grand Prix. That was followed by wins in Italy, Singapore, Korea, Japan, India and Abu Dhabi. He celebrated by doing “doughnuts” on the track, to the delight of the crowd, just as he had two weeks ago when he secured the 2013 Driver’s Championship – his fourth in a row – following the win in India.
In what has become commonplace at Grand Prix race practice sessions in recent years, the No. 1 and No. 2 Red Bull cars of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber finished one-two in Friday afternoon’s Formula 1™ practice session at Circuit of The Americas. Vettel was clocked rounding the 20-turn track in just 1:37.305, Webber at 1:37.420.
With just one week to go until Formula 1™ teams and drivers descend on Austin, Texas, to prepare for the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, Circuit of The Americas’ F1™ correspondent Dan Knutson caught up with the men who will compete for fortune and glory at the United States new home for premier motorsports and entertainment. Here’s what some of them had to say about last year’s inaugural race, the city of Austin, and about heading back to Texas for this year’s F1 USGP.
Formula 1™ fans from around the world gathered at Circuit of The Americas today to watch two-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing claim pole position for the inaugural FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX. Sunny, cool weather greeted the crowd of 82,710, which arrived steadily through the morning hours and peaked as qualifying for Sunday’s Grand Prix was underway.
AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 17, 2012) – Sebastian Vettel’s third world title came just a little nearer when the 25-year-old German claimed pole position for Sunday’s 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™.