Of all the places that Sebastian Vettel would have wanted to win, it was at his home grand prix at the Nurburgring. Instead, the German Grand Prix was his worst race of the year and put an end to all the incredible streaks he has been building up over the last nine months.
By qualifying third, his run of consecutive front-row starts was halted at 14, leaving him fifth in the all-time list behind Ayrton Senna (24 from Germany 1988 - Australia 1989), Damon Hill (17 from Australia 1995 - Japan 1996), Alain Prost (16 from South Africa - Australia 1993) and Nigel Mansell (15 from Australia 1986 - Mexico 1987).
No champagne shower for Vettel this time © LAT
By failing to make the podium, the Red Bull driver's hot streak was ended at 11, placing him third in the all-time standings behind Michael Schumacher (19 from USA 2001 - Japan 2002) and Fernando Alonso (15 from Turkey 2005 - Canada 2006)
And by not leading a lap for the first time in 13 races, he must start from scratch if he wants to beat Jackie Stewart (17 from USA 1968 - Belgium 1970) and Michael Schumacher (15 from Australia - Italy 2004) if he wants to take the record for the number of consecutive grands prix led.
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