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Vettel - Win "down to team effort"

Sebastian Vettel recognised the efforts of his Red Bull team after winning record-breaking 8th race in a row today in 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013

November 17th, 2913 (F1Plus / Chris Cameron-Dow) - Sebastian Vettel extended his run of consecutive victories in 2013 to 8 with a comfortable win in the United States Grand Prix. Vettel has now surpassed Michael Schumacher's record for consecutive wins inside a season.

It was not all smooth going in Texas, however. Before the race started, Red Bull had concerns about the reliability of Vettel's car, and had to carry out some work on the car before it could take part in the race. In the end the car ran well from lights to flag to yield yet another victory for the four-time World Champion.

Vettel said after the race:

"It's down to team effort today. Everyone is willing to push; this morning the guys were working hard as we had some concerns about reliability on the car, so they were flat out trying to fix the problem and the car ran okay all race, so a big thanks to them."

Vettel's dominance with Red Bull has been complete in the second half of the 2013 season. Since the summer break, Vettel has won every race, an incredible run of form for the 26-year old German.

And there is still one more opportunity for Vettel to win this season. The Brazilian Grand Prix will end off the season next weekend, and could see Vettel take his ninth consecutive victory this season. If that happens, Vettel will equal the overall record for race wins achieved in succession, which is currently held by Alberto Ascari, who won nine races across the 1952 and 1953 seasons.

If Vettel wins in Brazil, he will also equal Michael Schumacher's record for most wins in a season, which Schumacher set when he won 13 races in 2004 on the way to his seventh world title.

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