Sebastian Vettel wins US Grand Prix for eighth straight victory

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Sebastian Vettel set a Formula-One record with his win in Austin on Saturday.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel set a Formula One single-season record with his eighth consecutive victory, winning the U.S. Grand Prix with yet another dominating drive.

Starting from the pole position, Vettel got through the critical first turn with his trademark quick start and gave the field no chance to catch his Red Bull car.

Vettel charges into next weekend's season finale in Brazil with a chance to tie Michael Schumacher's Formula One record of 13 victories in a single season. Vettel is closing on the overall Formula One record for consecutive victories of nine, set by Alberto Ascari over parts of the 1952 and `53 seasons.

Lotus' Romain Grosjean of France was second, his best finish this year.

Vettel's Red Bull teammate, Mark Webber of Australia, was third.

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