Sebastian Vettel dons Mansell Moustache in pole record smash
Sebastian Vettel wore a comedy Nigel Mansell 'tache as he smashed the pole record in Brazil
Sebastian Vettel wore a Nigel Mansell moustache this week after celebrating smashing the F1 Pole Position record in Brazil.
After securing fifteen poles in one season, the Red Bull driver had cause for joy. The 24-year old driver took the record from English legend Mansell after it had stood for nearly 20 years.
Vettel told reporters afterwards: “There has been quite some talk about this record and the best thing was not to think about it at all.
"I am enjoying the moment. I put everything in the last lap and I was very emotional when I crossed the line as I knew that was all I had.”
Although Vettel admitted that “It took the master in the discipline a couple of races less,” – Mansell achieved his record in just 14 races, against Vettel’s 19 – there was no doubting his happiness at taking this historic pole. Or indeed, taking on the moustache in Mansell’s absence.