Vettel's record-breaking run finally ends

Vettel's record-breaking run finally ends

Sebastian Vettel's first-lap retirement from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ended his hopes of breaking the record for F1 wins in a season. Michele Merlino analyses this and the other significant statistics that cropped up at Yas Marina.

It's taken 18 races of the 2011 Formula 1 season for it to happen, but finally Sebastian Vettel's run of amazing form is at an end.

The world champion's retirement from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as a result of suspension damage caused by a punctured - and flailing - right-rear tyre, brought to an end the German's quest to set a couple of the sport's all-time records.

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