On this day: November 24, 2013 – Sebastian Vettel equals Formula One record

Sport360 staff 12:03 24/11/2015
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Sebastian Vettel enjoyed a fine 2013 campaign.

Exactly two year agos, German driver Sebastian Vettel won a record-equalling ninth race in a row at the Brazilian Grand Prix en-route to his fourth drivers’ championship.

The former Red Bull Racing star levelled the record set by Alberto Ascari in 1953, in his last championship-winning season for Red Bull.

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Vettel’s 13th race victory of the 2013 campaign also meant he equalled Michael Schumacher’s 2004 feat with Ferrari.

1894: England and Yorkshire batsman Herbert Sutcliffe was born. He scored 4,555 runs in 54 Tests and scored more than 50,000 first-class runs between 1919 and 1945. He died aged 83 in 1978.

2001: Fifteen fans were injured after being hit by a car driven by two-time world champion Carlos Sainz at the Network Q Rally of Great Britain.

2003: West Brom striker Lee Hughes was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was later convicted and jailed.

2004: Harry Redknapp resigned as manager of Portsmouth after his managerial style was compromised by the appointment of Velimir Zajec as executive director.

2005: Portsmouth sacked manager Alain Perrin.

2009: Manager Paul Hart was ”relieved of his duties” at Portsmouth.

2013: The All Blacks became the first ever side to register a perfect season in the professional erawith a last-gasp 24-22 win over Ireland in Dublin, secured after fly-half Aaron Cruden was allowed a second attempt at an overtime conversion.

2014: Marco Mattiacci was axed as Ferrari team principal after just seven months in the job and replaced by Maurizio Arrivabene.

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