Sebastian Vettel has celebrated breaking Nigel Mansell’s 1992 qualifying record with a great homage to the former World Champion after the German claimed his fifteenth pole position of the season, an all-time record for the sport.
While purists might argue that Mansell’s record – fourteen pole positions in sixteen races – is still the greater achievement, it’s unlikely that we may see this record broken again.
Not a man known for being able to sprout much in the way of facial hair, Vettel later celebrated the record by donning a bright orange moustache, a clever nod to the former World Champion.
Half of all of Vettel’s 30 pole positions – with the latest effort moving him to sixth on the all-time list, ahead of Juan Manuel Fangio – have been scored this year.
[Image via Sport1]
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