F1 » Newey: Vettel wants to 'earn' F1 title, not 'cruise' to it

As he remains confident but coy on his chances of wrapping up the F1 2011 laurels in Singapore this weekend, Adrian Newey has revealed that Sebastian Vettel wants to clinch the crown in style

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Macca - Unregistered

September 22, 2011 11:30 PM

Well give Webber the priority to updates, track position, pit stop strategy and team orders. F1 is far from a sport but its a great business model.

50 Cent - Unregistered

September 23, 2011 12:51 AM

Goog - nobody was more consistent than Sabina this year. It does help that you have a very reilable car underneath you. That said, he maximized his chances, which you can't say about Webb this year. Vettel is a top shelf driver, arguably the best in the business now.

Matt - Unregistered

September 23, 2011 1:23 AM

Seb has been the fastest man in the fastest car with the best reliability and did the best job with it - For that he deserves the title but he has not "earned" it by "cruising" to the title early AKA Mansell style. I know plenty of unbiased Seb fans (who dont post here) that wanted to see him fight hard for wins every race instead of driving off into the sunset, even they think that gets boring and not proving his worth.


September 23, 2011 4:48 AM

I can understand what he means..
We may talk on mathematical possibilities sitting here.

But for drivers, they came all this way to WIN!
Win as much as they can. Earning 25 points & the trophy that goes along merely hold symbolic value.

So even if Seb clinches the title in Singapore or in Suzuka, he would still want to win each of remaining races, ANY driver would..


September 23, 2011 5:00 AM
Last Edited 1682 days ago

@Macca I agree man, but then every sport is going that way to some extent. F1 is more so as it involves sums of money like no other..

Being a supporter of Webber, I will say that Mark was much less effective this season. He shouldn't be that far behind. At least in qualifying, he should've pushed Seb more often.
Perhaps he is struggling with maintaining his tyres, but he has more experience that Seb, so must adapt better.

As a spectator, I want championship race to be alive as long as possible (at least until Indian GP, where I'll be in the stands. YAY!) but its nice to see that Vettel has still got his feet on the ground.


September 23, 2011 9:38 AM
Last Edited 1681 days ago

From Singapore this morning/afternoon it has emerged (on other sites) that Timo Glock has had a 'bet' on Vettel, shortly after the question 'did he have a bet on the title outcome in 2008?' began to crop up!


September 23, 2011 10:19 AM

Blzbub, I just read that on another site, that's out of order! I can't think of many other sports where you can bet on the oposition!
It would certainly explain the 2008 title decider wouldn't it. I wonder how much the slowest lap of his life earned him?

Back on topic, I wish people would stop claiming that Vettel's performance is only because of the car, give the guy some credit for what he's done with the car.
We've had 13 races, McLaren won 4 of them, McLaren themselves claim that they had the pace to win the last 2 and I can think of at least 3 others that they could have won, So that McLaren could have won 9 races if the drivers and team had done the right things.

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