Vettel set for glory and records in Japan

Vettel set for glory and records in Japan

Sebastian Vettel looks set to celebrate his second title at Suzuka this weekend, setting a few new records on the way. Michele Merlino analyses the stats ahead of the race

There is every chance that Sebastian Vettel will secure a unique double by becoming the youngest ever back-to-back world champion in Japan this weekend. But if he does so by winning the race, he'll match another record set by Michael Schumacher.

Vettel has only ever started a Formula 1 race there from pole – and on both occasions he won the race. Only Schumacher has a better record, with three straight wins from pole between 2000-2002. In 2009, Vettel lead the entire race, while last year he was only passed briefly during the pit stops.

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