FORMULA 1 - Sebastian Vettel has won his third Formula 1 drivers’ title at age 25, making him more than six years younger than the second youngest individual to achieve this, Ayrton Senna. The German joins only two other drivers, Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher, to win more than two drivers’ titles in a row.
FORMULA 1 - Sebastian Vettel is on the verge of winning a third career Formula 1 drivers’ title. The youngest individual to achieve that feat was Ayrton Senna who completed his treble at age 31 in 1991. Vettel will be 25 years and 145 days old this Sunday and could shatter that record by more than six years.
FORMULA 1 - On Sunday, 25 November, the final race of the 2012 Formula 1 season will see the drivers’ title decided in the favour of either Sebastian Vettel or Fernando Alonso. It is the 63rd season of the F1 championship and the 27th time the drivers’ title is decided in the final race. That includes five of the last seven seasons.
FORMULA 1 - Sebastian Vettel has a chance to become only the sixth driver in Formula 1 history to win at least five consecutive Grands Prix, a feat he will achieve if he emerges victorious in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi this Sunday. No one has recorded this performance since Michael Schumacher in 2004.
FORMULA 1 - Sebastian Vettel recorded his fourth successive Formula 1 Grand Prix victory, equalling a personal record, and his fifth overall in the 2012 season. Vettel has now strung together three successive F1 seasons, in which he has won at least five races. The German is only the third driver in F1 history to establish that feat.
FORMULA 1 - Sebastian Vettel has climbed to the top of the drivers’ standings of the 2012 Formula 1 season on the strength of three successive victories. The German has won four in a row once before in his career (however not yet within the same season). He is hoping to join four other drivers in the history of F1 to register multiple four-in-a-rows.
FORMULA 1 - Sebastian Vettel enjoyed a dream weekend at Suzuka as he took the chequered flag in the Grand Prix of Japan, whilst seeing his main rival Fernando Alonso withdraw from the race. Vettel has closed the gap in the drivers’ standings to a mere four points in making Japan his favourite F1 venue. The German has won 24 career races and the Japanese GP is the only one that he has won thrice.
FORMULA 1 - Michael Schumacher has announced his retirement from Formula 1 at the end of the 2012 season. The German holds many significant records in the elite league of motorsports. We have collected some of the most significant for you. Click Read More to see them.
FORMULA 1 - With the Grand Prix of Singapore taking place on Sunday, 23 September, three drivers will be excited that the Formula 1 calendar presents a few forthcoming Grands Prix on Asian soil. Those drivers are Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher.
FORMULA 1 - Lewis Hamilton has become the 14th driver to collect 20+ Formula 1 career race wins and the fifth representative from Great Britain to do so. Click Read More to see the British drivers with most F1 race victories.
Last weekend’s Grand Prix of Belgium winner Jenson Button looks to have hit his form just in time to challenge for the chequered flag this weekend in the Grand Prix of Italy at Monza. It is a race that Button has never won, although he has finished runner-up in each of the previous three seasons.
FORMULA 1 - Fernando Alonso’s early exit in today’s Grand Prix of Belgium made the Spaniard narrowly miss an all-time F1 record, for collecting championship points in most successive races. Alonso’s run was halted at 23. Click Read More for the best streaks in history.
MOTORSPORTS - Tom Kristensen is 45 years old today. Kristensen has participated in the 24 Heures Du Mans 16 times (1997-present). From 2000 to 2005 he won it an amazing six times. He also won the race in 1997 and 2008. Winning it six times in a row or eight times in total has never been matched, making him the most successful participant ever in this famous race.
Shares birthday with: Gustav Mahler, Marc Chagall, Ringo Starr
FORMULA 1 - Ayrton Senna would have been 52 years old today, had he still been alive. One of the most revered individuals in the history of motorsports crashed to his death at Imola on 1 May 1994. He is deserving of us remembering him at least twice a year. And we will. He may have saved the lives of many others. He is the last casualty claimed by F1 racing to this day. Click here for a trailer to the wonderful documentary ‘Senna’ and click here to read his profile on the Infostrada Sports Wall Of Fame.
Shares birthday with: Johann Sebastian Bach, Brian Clough, Ronaldinho