F1 » Hill doubts Vettel can rival Schumacher

Damon Hill has cast doubts on Sebastian Vettel's ability to take seven world titles in a more competitive era of F1 racing.

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October 11, 2011 8:46 AM

I think Seb "dropped the ball" at Montreal because the McLaren was quick enough to catch him. As they keep telling us, Red Bull don't have a secret formula and will be beaten eventually.


October 11, 2011 9:33 AM
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blzbub. it is an ever changing sport. before schumi came along, many said that nobody could beat laudas records. then when alonso came along, nobody will beat ferdis records etc etc. but it is consistently done. however i agree with you, it is wishfull thinking by hill.yes, the sport is more competitive, but seb has matured very rapidly, so maybe, just maybe, he will match or beat schumis records. after all, he already has some of his own.

records are there to be broken!

TooBored - Unregistered

October 11, 2011 9:45 AM

Finally someone who talk some sense. repeating what schumacer did is very hard. Especially the fact that the 1st two championship he did it with a car that was at best a 3rd place car and an engine that was nowhere near the renault in terms of output and reliability. Even the ferrari car when 1st schumi joined was a dog. Vettel get the best car with the 2nd best engine out of the box (please exclude the STR monza fluke). So yeah a champion he might be but worthy to be on the same pantheon with schumi, mansell, prost, I dont think so. Let alone fangio, clark, or Senna.

whitew - Unregistered

October 11, 2011 9:48 AM

An interesting comment from one of Britains one championship wonders.

Vettel is like Schumacher, he has the will to win, he also has the raw talent. Something drivers like Hamilton no longer have.

Next season will be between Button, Vettel and Alonso, there will then be the also rans.

Matt - Unregistered

October 11, 2011 9:50 AM

Vettel is good, no doubt about it, but he's not ever gonna be on Schumi's level. MS has done lots of amazing things in a F1 car, had many brilliant drives and excelled in every area of driving.....even cheating !
Vettel has not excelled in every area.


October 11, 2011 9:55 AM

too bored. monza was no fluke. it was won on sheer talent. and further, seb got other very good results for str, that year, AND, he got one of the best results for bmw the year before. and when he was in formula bmw, he won (i think) 14 out of 18 races! another record that is still to be beaten.

Optimaximal - Unregistered

October 11, 2011 10:19 AM

"An interesting comment from one of Britain's one championship wonders."

Hardly a fair dig at Hill - he was unceremoniously booted from Williams moments after giving them the double in 1996. Had he been retained for 1997, he may very well have won that year too, given the car was still very good.


October 11, 2011 11:32 AM

We must all remember that barring his Silverstone accident in 1999, Schumacher would certainly have won eight titles. Whenever the name Schumacher is mentioned any driver has a great deal to live up to.

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