Red Bull four-time world champion won yesterday the U.S. Grand Prix and became the first driver to achieve eight consecutive wins in a season of Formula One.
Vettel, 26, surpassed the record of seven consecutive wins in a season that had established his compatriot Michael Schumacher in 2004.
The German covered the 56 laps in the Texas circuit, to complete a total distance of 308.5 miles in a winning time of one hour, 39 minutes, 17 seconds and 148 thousandths, and won ahead of French Romain Grosjean (Lotus) -second- and teammate, Australian Mark Webber, who accompanied him on the podium. While the Spanish Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) was fifth and secured the sub championship.
The nineteenth and final World Championship race, the Brazilian Grand Prix, will be held next Sunday at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo, where Vettel has a chance to tie the record of compatriot Michael Schumacher, of 13 wins in a single campaign. He is also close to the record of 9 straight wins.