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Nov 3

F1: Seven In A Row, But Vettel Plays Down The Numbers

Sebastian Vettel drives at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel drives at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel lodged another personal landmark with his seventh consecutive win in Abu Dhabi, but as usual, the 2013 World Champion was keen to take the focus off the statistics.

He also pointed out that it wasn’t as routine as it might have looked from the outside.

“The thing is that what people see is seven races,” he said. “People don’t see the challenge it takes every single race to nail it. It’s been exceptional. The fact that we got everything right – smooth pit stops, reliability – all these things need to come together. The numbers are not that important to me, but equally they make me very, very proud.”

Nov 3

F1: Start Didn’t Cost Me The Win, Says Webber

Mark Webber dropped from first to third at the start of Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber dropped from first to third at the start of Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber said his bad start in Abu Dhabi did not cost him victory – because Sebastian Vettel was simply too fast to beat.

Webber got away badly and dropped to third behind Vettel and Nico Rosberg, although he eventually got ahead of the Mercedes driver to claim second place.

Nov 3

MotoGP: Hayden Opens Up In Candid Interview

Nicky Hayden will move from Ducati to Aspar next season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden will move from Ducati to Aspar next season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden admits that he is not happy with the results he has had during his stint with Ducati, and is ready for a fresh start with Power Electronics Aspar next season.

Since his move to Ducati in 2009, the American has only scored three podium finishes and has failed to finish better than seventh in the championship standings.

“If I’m completely honest, I look back and don’t say it with regrets, but I can’t really be happy about the five years,” Hayden said in a sit-down interview with Gavin Emmett. “Results wise, it just wasn’t enough. That’s bitter. There will definitely be a little bitter taste in my mouth that we couldn’t accomplish more, especially in the last year or two.”

Nov 3

F1: Alonso Goes For Hospital Checkup After Curb Hit In Abu Dhabi

Fernando Alonso talks with his team prior to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso talks with his team prior to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso has gone for a hospital checkup after bouncing over the curbs while battling with Jean-Eric Vergne in Abu Dhabi.

The jolt was hard enough to set off the FIA-mandated g-force alarm, which means a compulsory medical checkup for the driver.

Alonso admitted afterwards that he felt some back pain, and after a check at the circuit medical center, he went for further investigations at the local hospital.

Nov 3

F1: Vettel Crushes Field In Abu Dhabi To Win Seventh Consecutive Race

Sebastian Vettel celebrates in parc ferme after winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel celebrates in parc ferme after winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

World champion Sebastian Vettel is not finished with Formula One’s record books just yet.

His dominant win in Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was his seventh in a row — matching Michael Schumacher’s feat in 2004 — and 11th of the season that leaves him 130 points clear of his nearest rival.

At 26, the Red Bull driver is the youngest four-time F1 champion and by the end of November he could have matched two more records.