F1 » Vettel hits new heights with four-in-a-row


Sebastian Vettel continued to be unstoppable in a Grand Prix, the Red Bull once again leading every lap to cruise home to victory ahead of Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber.

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silent observer - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 9:42 PM

I honestly think what people are moaning about is not that they begrudge ANY particular driver a WDC as such, but they want to see more wheel-to-wheel action like we saw today...because that it what they love about their "sport". The best drivers in the world battling it out wheel to wheel for the title rather than the same driver running and hiding, for four races in a row. It doesn't mean he's not a good driver, it just means that he doesn't get the chances to demonstrate what he can do in wheel to wheel battles.

Having said all of that, it's not his fault that his team hired an excellent bunch of engineers, led by a really calm talented leader in Newey. What's Seb supposed to do in that situation? Drive slowly and feel sorry for the others? I bet like Kimi, he doesn't really care about the others and just wants to cement his own legacy in the sport. And rightly so!

silent observer - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 9:54 PM

And that's one reason why many "neutrals" out there are rooting for Alonso at the moment, to keep the fight for the title going and make a battle of it. They don't necessarily hate Vettel as such and the reaction would be the same if any other driver/team was running away with it. Bear in mind this only relates to neutrals. With fanboys, the situation is different.

Most F1 fans don't do boredom - and one driver/team's domination creates boredom for them.

NVC - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 1:20 AM

There is another part to the Vettel / Webber equation though that i have not seen mentioned, but conversely is mentioned almost every week by commentators and showed with at least 3 drivers at race end.

That is to do with fuel loads and how much time each kilo of fuel equates to per lap, particularly in Q and towards end with the flying laps on lighter loads. At least 3 drivers ran out of fuel this weekend after the flag on circuit.

Webber is quite a bit taller than vettel and if he is 3 to 5 kilograms heavier that can potentially be a factor in hanging off the back of Vettel.
Did anyone else notice the start though where Vettel firmly told Webber, get in behind mate, I go into turn 1 first - fairly agressive swerve / message I thought. Not unfair he obviously felt under threat.

Wacko - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 3:00 AM

Well done Seb. The smog at that track though is terrible. Good track, perhaps a burn ban away from greatness. As others have eluded the RB kers and alternator failures are the only thing stopping them from making the championship a complete runaway. Would like to see a non battery kers system Ala Audi/Porsche flywheel system.

Ptolomy - Unregistered

October 29, 2012 4:33 AM

...Looks like we're gonna have a new 3 consecutive year champion. There are only two others. Schumi and Fangio. Other records fell today to Seb. One was Jim Clark's. One was Senna's.
Now who can say with a straight face that Vettel isn't one of the best drivers that we have ever seen?

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