Michael Schumacher
Nov 17

F1: Vettel Reflects On Historic USGP Victory

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

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

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

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.

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Aug 21

Williams Is A Great F1 Team, Says Symonds

Pastor Maldonado drives the Williams F1 car. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives the car. (Photo: Getty Images)

Having left his previous job at Marussia, started work as chief technical officer of Williams earlier this week, and the former Benetton/Renault man now faces the difficult task of helping to turn the team around as heads into the new turbo era – one that will see a new partnership forged with . Here’s an insightful Q&A with Symonds issued by the team on Aug. 21.

Q: You have recently been appointed chief technical officer of the Williams Team. What does this new challenge entail?

“Firstly, I think it’s a great team. The facilities are top class, we have a huge number of talented people and yet the results on the track are not a reflection of the quality we have. So I think my challenge is to analyze why this is happening, make the changes that are needed to empower the people and really get the focus in one direction: performance.”

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