Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel set the record for most poles in a season, capturing his 15th at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday to break Nigel Mansell's 19-year record.

Vettel finished in 1 minute, 11.918 seconds at the 2.6-mile Interlagos track. The 24-year-old German drew even with Mansell after winning his 14th pole at the Abu Dhabi GP two weeks ago.

"This is really special," he said. "It's different from the other poles."

Vettel parked his car and extended his finger to show who was No. 1 again, his trademark celebration.

"I put everything in that last lap," he said. "It was very emotional when I crossed the line. It was all I had. I gave it all."

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