With his latest victory in the Belgian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel is poised to become the most successful driver on the grid in terms of race wins. Vettel, who registered his fifth win of the season, has moved one step closer to most race wins, currently held by Fernando Alonso. Vettel is one race behind Alonso who has a tally of 32 race wins. Vettel’s and his love for wins: Vettel who has 31 race wins, leveled with Niel Mansell and this puts him in 2nd spot in the current list of driver. He also completed 2000 laps in the lead which puts him 5th in all time drivers list. He is still a long way behind Michael Schumacher who has 5,111 laps in lead. Only thing that the young German missed out was the pole start. Lewis Hamilton snatched away the pole from Vettel and started from the front of the grid for the fourth time in a row. Vettel, the three time world champion is all set for his fourth championship. His consistency with the car has been amazing. He is cool as cucumber during the races which sets him apart from the rest of the pack. With Alonso’s Ferrari showing some signs of their old legacy, Vettel will have his task cut out for the next race at Italy.
Raikkonen’s record ends:
After 27 consecutive races in the points, Kimi Raikkonen’s consistent run came to a sad ending. In a track where he has won four times in the past, he had to retire midway through the race due to break problems. This also ended his record of 38 consecutive race finishes from the start.
Paul Di Resta – A forgettable race:
Paul Di Resta had a forgettable race where he started fifth on the grid, his highest ever. He crashed into Pastor Maldonado during the race which downed the curtains for him. Pastor Maldonado collected his third penalty of the year for this incident.