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Sebastian Vettel

Vettel heaps praise on Verstappen for dominant F1 run

Max Verstappen recently bested Sebastian Vettel’s record for most consecutive F1 race wins

Vettel Verstappen
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Four-time Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel has reacted to Max Verstappen’s ongoing run of success.

Last time out at the Italian Grand Prix, Verstappen took his 10th consecutive race win - beating Vettel’s record of nine from 2013.

The Dutchman is en route to his third title in as many years as he continues to dominate the current season, facing little challenge from the rest of the grid.

All four of Vettel's titles came with Red Bull as he won 38 Grands Prix with the team during his spell with Verstappen eclipsing that tally with victory at the Monaco GP.

He is currently on 47 career wins, and can eclipse Vettel's 53 by the end of the season should he win seven of the remaining eight races.

Vettel's reaction

Speaking to Sportschau, Vettel hailed Verstappen’s achievements.

"I can do nothing but applaud," he said.

"This is an achievement of the whole team, but especially of Max who performs consistently every weekend.”

Verstappen currently sits 145 points ahead of teammate Sergio Perez in the standings, with the Mexican being the only other driver to take a race win this year.

Red Bull’s level of dominance is such that it can clinch the Constructors’ Championship this weekend at the Singapore Grand Prix, despite there being seven rounds remaining beyond the event.

"Verstappen and Red Bull are performing at a completely different level than the competitors," Vettel added.

“You have to give recognition and nothing but respect for that. It's fantastic to watch."

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