F1 » JYS: Vettel no F1 great

Sir Jackie Stewart believes that Sebastian Vettel needs to prove himself away from Adrian Newey-designed cars before he can be called an F1 'great', but suggests the German would be mad to go to Ferrari just now....

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October 17, 2012 10:28 AM
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If Vettel decided to stay at Red Bull and kept on adding to the record books, would history say, he wasn't a great because his cars were designed by Adrian Newey? I don't think so.

Tudor - Unregistered

October 17, 2012 10:45 AM

So, winning a race on heavy rain while driving a c-raptasterpiece Torro Rosso doesn't count as being a great? Or winning on the RedBull when Brawn GP has major technological advantage over the other teams? Stewart should watch his mouth Vettel is here because he has proven to be a great driver

matt - Unregistered

October 17, 2012 10:51 AM

@ Tudor, that Torro Rosso was the Redbull of that year with a Ferrari engine, the better combo for Monza. Yes he still had to drive it, but by no means a bad car.

The Brawn was a great car, but only the first half of the race, if it wasn't for the DD the Bulls would have walked 2009. After all, ptobably Vettal's lack of experience at the time probably cost him the title then.

Lets also not forget Redbull don't follow the Resource agreement, so if anyone can play catchup, a team who will spend what is needed along with the greatness of Newey is going to do well.


October 17, 2012 11:03 AM

vettel is on the cusp of winning three wdcs, in three years. equalling jys tally but in a shorter time. cars are now far more equal than they were in jackies time too, so in reality, the job is harder to achieve now.
maybe jackie is just being a little jingoistic?
as another poster questioned, where does this leave lulu, who jackie has previously said is a great?

it would be nice to ask jackie ...what does make a great?

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