Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Marks his Fifth Consecutive Pole

Will Vettel Break Senna’s Record in Pole Positions

9 May 2011

With every year that passes you’d think the chances of breaking a record become ever increasingly plausible

but up until now the contenders have been far from reaching the goal. Ayrton Senna, as well should know by now, was one of the best racing drivers that ever graced Formula 1. He could dominate a track without breaking a sweat and in his tragically short life managed to rack up three world championships. Those that managed to see him perform wouldn’t forget too quickly the amazing race they witnessed. It’s been almost 13 years since Senna won the 1988 World Championship and with it set the fantastic record of 8 consecutive pole positions. We’re now 4 races into the season, of which Vettel has placed pole in all. He also qualified in pole during the season finale last year, making his total so far 5. Red Bull and Vettel are looking ever increasingly more dominant, so will we see the record broken this year or will another team step-up to the mark and end it soon. This past race weekend also marked Jenson Button’s 10’000th lap, he now joins the club with only a select few drivers including Rubens Barrichello, Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard.