Vettel misses Senna's record
Sebastian Vettel's hopes of closing in on Ayrton Senna's record of 24 consecutive front row starts ended in Germany. Michele Merlino interrogates this and all the other stats and data from the Nurburgring
Of all the places that Sebastian Vettel would have wanted to win, it was at his home grand prix at the Nurburgring. Instead, the German Grand Prix was his worst race of the year and put an end to all the incredible streaks he has been building up over the last nine months.
By qualifying third, his run of consecutive front-row starts was halted at 14, leaving him fifth in the all-time list behind Ayrton Senna (24 from Germany 1988 - Australia 1989), Damon Hill (17 from Australia 1995 - Japan 1996), Alain Prost (16 from South Africa - Australia 1993) and Nigel Mansell (15 from Australia 1986 - Mexico 1987).
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