F1 » Vettel: We're still in it


Sebastian Vettel insists that his F1 title shot is still on, but admits that Red Bull needs to improve to remain ahead of Ferrari and Fernando Alonso.

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Taipan

September 24, 2012 11:40 AM

Some stats that jump out after Singapore.

Alonso 3rd most podiums (81) overtaking Senna

Button joins Hamilton 48 podiums (13th on the list)

Vettel 3rd highest points scorer, overtaking Button

Vettel has now led more kms than Alonso (up to 8th on the list)

Hulkenberg scores his first fastest lap.

Taz

September 24, 2012 11:40 AM

Always comes across to me in interviews as very likeable and down to earth, he can be a bit arrogant at times and stroppy when things aren't going his way but he's a young guy and already 2 times WDC.

Also he didn't post his telemetry on twitter when Webber was getting the better of him :)

Jasper - Unregistered

September 24, 2012 12:22 PM

Vettel is going to win 3 in a row, and Alonso could feel that this is slipping away. Alonso was hoping for a Vettel DNF longside Lewis. As a Ferrari I have never warmed to Alonso and i feel sorry for Massa thats been mentally battered into someone driving like he was on ice on sunday, Massa is the new DK (Drift King) because he went into the corner sideways

richard

September 24, 2012 12:31 PM

ty. not sure how far your stats go back, but i would quwstion the one about points scoring. the reason is that the poins system has changed twice over the years, so it would be easy for seb to overhaul schumi. 2.5 times easier.

however if you are refering to this year, wouldnt he be the second highest points scorer?

Taipan

September 24, 2012 1:03 PM

It's the highest points scorers of all time Richard, yes the points system has changed (a lot more than twice) but it is what it is, the highest points scorers of all time.

Always interests me why anything statistical upsets people on this site, never found another site quite like it on that front.

Kevin - Unregistered

September 24, 2012 2:20 PM

It's going to be interesting to see how this all plays out. In 2010, Alonso and Vettel traded wins through the last 6, with Hamilton, Weber and Button in tow. This is not likely to play out the same in 2012, as there are now others in the mix that will keep the two from having the same consistent success. Further, tires did not create the same contrived tactical mess they do now, nor did we have the fake press-to-pass gimmicks of KERS or DRS for 2010. Gonna be a fun 6 closing events, with two new tracks not in play during 2010 to add intrigue.

garth - Unregistered

September 24, 2012 4:35 PM

it s more dificult for vettel to chase alonso, he is the most complete driver in f1, never made mistake and can maximize his car very well. vettel has faster car but it isn t enough, he really need his luck like in 2010.

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