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Top five stats from the Brazilian Grand Prix

Nov 26, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel made history by equaling Alberto Ascari’s record of nine consecutive wins in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Here’s five top stats from the race.

Vettel’s records rampage goes on

It’s taken 60 years for anyone to match Ascari’s record of winning nine consecutive race starts. Ascari skipped the 1953 Indianapolis 500 (which counted towards the championship) in his nine-wins streak.

Vettel also equaled Michael Schumacher’s record of 13 wins in a season (albeit in a 19-race schedule) and set a new record for most points in a season with 397.

No podium for McLaren…

For the first time since 1980, McLaren ended the season without scoring a single podium finish. Jenson Button gave them their best result of the season in Brazil with fourth.

…but at least they were reliable

However McLaren did establish a new record by completing 99.17% of the total race distance in 2013, a new record.

Chilton finishes every race

Max Chilton also set a new standard for consistency, becoming the first rookie driver to be classified in all of the 19 races he started in his maiden season.

Alonso still without Brazil win

Unusually, Fernando Alonso has now finished on the podium eight times at Interlagos yet has never won the race. No driver has finished on the podium more times in a single race without winning it.

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