Sebastian Vettel might not have won the 2013 Formula 1 title in Japan, but he still had another record-breaking weekend, and this time his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber joined in making history.
• For the first time in his career Vettel nailed five wins in a row. There are only three longer winning sequences in F1 history: seven races, recorded by Alberto Ascari (pictured above at Spa) in 1952-53 (Belgium to Argentina), Michael Schumacher in 2004 (Europe to Hungary) and six races, also recorded by Schumacher in 2000-01 (Italy to Malaysia).
• Webber recorded his 12th pole, equalling Gerhard Berger and David Coulthard at the 29th all-time spot. He is the first Australian to start on pole at Suzuka. Red Bull locked out the front row for the third time in the last four years here (2010, '12-13).
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