Great eight for Vettel

Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel set a new record on Sunday by becoming the first driver to win eight races in a row as he cantered to victory in the US Grand Prix.

The 26-year-old hasn’t been knocked off the top step of the podium since the Hungarian Grand Prix in July - a run which has seen him comprehensively win his fourth consecutive world title.

“I’m not sure what we have done since the summer break in order that we have been winning races, but whatever it was it has worked,” Vettel said.

“When you are a sportsman, not every day is supposed to be a good day and you have ups and downs.

“Certainly you feel the points when you are low, they hurt more than when you are on a high, of course you enjoy those times, but I kept saying that there’s no guarantee for the next race or the one after that or after that!

“You never know what is coming next, so you have to enjoy today and look forward to tomorrow.”

Team-mate Mark Webber had a race long battle with Lotus’ Romain Grosjean for second place, but a mistake three laps from the end meant the Australian had to settle for third place.