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Sebastian Vettel: Mansell's pole record in danger

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S ebastian Vettel is rewriting the record books. Youngest world champion, youngest Grand Prix winner, youngest point collector - so far, his age has played an important role in the top marks. But this season the Red Bull driver has been on the hunt for the absolute top values.

Vettel does not think about records

The first record that Vettel has in his sights, is Nigel Mansell's pole position series from the 1992 season. The Brit started 14 times from first place on the grid. Vettel's counter is eleven after the gala performance in Singapore. From the last five races, three poles are enough for the Heppenheimer to set the record.

According to his own statement, Vettel does not look at the statistics. 'Nigel had an exceptional year in 1992. We're not bad this season either. But I think it's wrong to think about things like that.' In defense of Mansell, it must of course be said that the Williams driver only had 16 races available in 1992.

Red Bull continues series

The team is also chasing a record. A Red Bull driver has now been at the front of the front row 15 times in a row. Only two other teams succeeded before the cops. Only Williams with 24 poles and McLaren with 17 have longer series.

In addition to the pole record, Michael Schumacher's victory record is also in danger. Michael Schumacher was at the top of the podium 13 times in the 2004 world championship season. Vettel is at eight - should win five of the last six races.

Distance record in danger

But Red Bull is not only exceptional in terms of speed, but also in terms of reliability. Sebastian Vettel is the only pilot this season who has covered the maximum distance. The champion, who was not exactly lucky in the past, has not had to accept any failures or lapping. If he continues to cross the finish line without defects, he will surely have the record for most racing kilometers in one year.


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