Circuit Notes by Peter Hubbard: Vettel’s Eighth Straight Victory Sets New Record
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.