Posted October 30, 2013 on AP on Fox
World champion Sebastian Vettel is so dominant in Formula One that few will bet against him winning a seventh straight race and 11th this year at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend. Vettel clinched his fourth straight world title at the Indian GP last weekend to enhance his standing as one of the F1 greats. The German has won an incredible 10 of 16 races so far, and has shaded second-placed Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso almost to irrelevancy with just three races left. But that won't quell Vettel's desire for more success. His consistency has been such that he has secured either pole position or second place on the grid in the past eight races, and only once has qualified lower than third all season - a ninth at the Chinese GP in April. That rare setback is a distant memory and, given his phenomenal consistency in qualifying and on race day, there appears little to stop Vettel from with another win at the Yas Marina circuit, where he clinched his first world title i...

F1B Staff Picks: Indian GP results

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Court case against Ecclestone begins

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Court case against Ecclestone over F1 sale starts

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Webber takes pole at Abu Dhabi GP

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Grand Prix Preview: Abu Dhabi

The modern Yas Marina circuit welcomes Formula 1 for the 17th round of the 2013 season this weekend. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix made its debut in 2009 with its unique 55 lap race. Drivers line up on the grid as the sun sets and take the chequered flag under starry skies. As F1’s only day to night race, floodlights are used to create a seamless transition. Cars pass the glamorous...
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