Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the United States Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the United States Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel has set a lot of records over his Formula 1 career, and in Austin today he achieved another landmark when he beat Michael Schumacher’s record to become the first man to win eight straight races in a single season.

Alberto Ascari won nine times over 1952-’53, but nobody had won more than seven in a single season.

“I think it’s one of those records that you never expect to be beaten, so it’s very difficult to find the right words,” said Vettel. “I didn’t really answer the questions the last couple of days because at the end of the day what makes me jump into the car is not a certain number.