Alberto Ascari (Ferrari 500) en route to victory in the 1952 British GP, #3 on his nine-race winning streak over two seasons. (LAT archive)
Sebastian Vettel’s record-tying ninth straight Formula 1 win in the Brazilian Grand Prix matches a 60-year-old record, set by the legendary Alberto Ascari.
After a crushing victory at the 1952 Belgian Grand Prix, where he finished two minutes ahead of his nearest competitor, Ascari won the remaining five races of that season en route to the 1952 world championship. The Italian ace then won the first three races of the 1953 season to set the record that was unequaled until today. Vettel, of course, holds the honor alone for consecutive wins in a single season.