Vettel run of Formula 1 records continues at first Indian Grand Prix

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Nov 3, 2011

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Vettel's run of Formula 1 records continue at inaugural Indian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel is certainly resting on his laurels, so to speak. The youngest-ever back-to-back Formula 1 world champion under Red Bull Racing just posted a couple of more records at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix.

The race saw Vettel start from pole position and for the next 60 laps, led the race all the way to the finish to claim his 11th win of the season. Vettel also set the race's fastest lap on his final lap to give him his first-ever grand slam.

With Vettel now having 711 laps in the lead for the 2011 season, the German has surpassed Nigel Mansell's record in the 1992 season when he led for 694 laps.

At 24 years and 119 days, Vettel is also the youngest driver to achieve a grand slam of winning the race from pole position, of leading every lap of the race and of setting the fastest lap of the race. Who did Vettel beat to claim the record? A Brazilian named Ayrton Senna who, at 25 years and 10 days at the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix, claimed his first-ever pole position and set the race's fastest lap at lap 15 before finishing in first place to record his first-ever win.

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