Sebastian Vettel said his feat of winning nine consecutive races didn’t bear comparison with Alberto Ascari’s similar achievement.
Ascari entered and won nine consecutive world championship races from 1952 to 1953 (skipping one round). Vettel matched that achievement with his ninth win in a row in Brazil.
“I think in terms of a certain record with Alberto Ascari you can?óÔé¼Ôäót really compare it, it?óÔé¼Ôäós at a completely different time,” said Vettel after the race.
“If you consider the fact that in the fifties the races were much longer and there were a lot of things that were breaking down, much more than nowadays where it?óÔé¼Ôäós very professional, reliability is exceptionally good for everybody. I think his record still stands out a lot.
“So at the end of the day, as I see it now, it?óÔé¼Ôäós just a number but hopefully one day, when I?óÔé¼Ôäóve got less hair and chubby then it?óÔé¼Ôäós probably something nice to look back to.”
No driver has ever won more than nine races in a row, a record Vettel could break in the first round of the 2014 season.
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