Equalling Ayrton Senna's Record is Something Incredible, Says Sebastian Vettel

Updated: 28 July 2015 15:12 IST

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel equalled late Brazilian legend Ayrton Senna record of 41 race wins -- third highest behind Michael Schumacher and Alain Prost.

Equalling Ayrton Senna
It was Vettel's first victory in Hungary. © AFP

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel on Sunday claimed the 41st victory of his F1 career when he won the Hungarian Grand Prix. Vettel levelled with the late Brazilian legend Ayrton Senna to go joint third on the all-time winners' list, which is headed by Formula One great Michael Schumacher (91). Alain Prost has 51 wins.

"Mentioning Senna's record is something incredible; I don't know how to put this in words," Vettel said.

Vettel, a four-time world champion on Sunday capitalised on a poor start by Mercedes duo -- Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg -- to secure his second victory of the season after leading from the start to dominate a thrilling and unpredictable contest.

"Certainly for us, for the team, for myself, we had an amazing day. I had a great start," Vettel said. (Vettel Dedicates Hungarian GP Win to Jules Bianchi)

It was Vettel's first victory in Hungary and the 28-year-old German remains realistic about his chances of winning the title again.

"There is still a lot of work to do, to catch up, but you never know. I am sure we will try absolutely everything and try to make the impossible possible. The best way to do that is remain calm and try to do your best and then we see where the journey takes us," he said.

Vettel is currently third in the drivers' championship standings on 160 points, 42 behind reigning champion and leader Hamilton (202 points).

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