Formula One: Vettel wins seventh successive Grand Prix to tie Schumi's mark

Red Bull's German driver Sebastian Vettel leads after the start of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, on Nov 3, 2013. Vettel eased to victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, Nov 3, 2013, for his sevent
Red Bull's German driver Sebastian Vettel leads after the start of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, on Nov 3, 2013. Vettel eased to victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, Nov 3, 2013, for his seventh successive victory and 11th of the season. -- PHOTO: AFP

ABU DHABI (AFP) - Quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel eased to victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, for his seventh successive victory and 11th of the season.

The 26-year-old German led home a Red Bull one-two - the 15th time in Formula One and giving them their 100th podium finish - with Australian Mark Webber second, taking him to over 1,000 points in his Formula One career which comes to an end at the end of the season.

German Nico Rosberg was third in a Mercedes.

Vettel's win drew him level with compatriot Michael Schumacher's mark of seven successive wins (2004) and should he win the last two races of the season, he will equal the overall record of nine held by Alberto Ascari (1952-53).

The German, who also equalled his personal record set in 2011 of 11 race wins in a season, can also equal Schumacher's overall record of 13 wins in a campaign if he lands the final two races of the season.