F1 » Three-time champ looks to the future


What do you do when you've just become the youngest-ever three-time F1 world champion at the age of just 25? Sebastian Vettel is letting it sink in first, before setting new targets.

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arul - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 2:40 PM
Last Edited 658 days ago

@JD002

As an indian i started watching F1 because of Narain Karthikeyan only. and he plays the major role in popularizing f1 in india. he deserves at least a single chances to show his worth in good team.

EDIT by CRASH.NET! Hate comments removed. This is an F1 forum.

JohnO - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 6:08 PM

"Surely the most fortunate driver in F1 history to have cars so demonstrably faster than the opposition year on year"

You clearly know nothing about F1 history. There has never been a time in it when the cars have been as equal to one another as they are in the modern era. (2006 to present)

The cars driver by the champions of the 1960's, 70's, 80's, 90's were typically far superior to the other cars on the grid. I mean literally several seconds a lap faster.

After his famous crash with Prost at Suzuka in 1988 - Senna was able to (1) get the marshals to disentangle the cars and give him a push start (2) make his way back to the pits (3) get repairs done on his car. And then rejoin the race in second place! That was only possible because the MP4/4 was so much faster than the competition that he and Prost were already nearly a minute ahead of the field when they collided.

tribet - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 6:42 PM

What has history to do with the situation today?
Nothing your arguement is disingenuous,the RB is by far the quickest car if you are looking for the quickest driver it's clearly between Alonso and Lewis.
On balance you'd have to pick Lewis as he makes less mistakes and was faster when they were team mates.

JohnO - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 7:11 PM

"What has history to do with the situation today?"

Eh? YOU are the one who brought up F1 history. Don't get mad at me for pointing out that F1 history is not at all what you thought it was.

"the RB is by far the quickest car"

Your saying something does not make it so.

"if you are looking for the quickest driver it's clearly between Alonso and Lewis."

Your saying something does not make it so. Alonso has never been a "quickest driver" at any time in his career. He's always been the slow-but-steady sort, as can be seen by his very low amount of poles and race wins.

JohnO - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 7:26 PM

I suspect this business about Alonso being a "quick driver" was dreamed up by the Hamilton fans to make their man look better. The fact is that even while winning his WDC's Alonso was not grabbing many pole positions.

He's a good driver, but more like Prost (or even better, Fittipaldi) than like Senna or Hamilton or Vettel. When he retires and sports writers are summing up his career they'll have many nice things to say about him - but praise for his sheer pace won't be one of them.

looneytunes - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 8:20 PM

some really bitter people what a ridulacious statement about alonso or vettels talents as for, hamilton very quick driver but lacks the mental edge of alonso or vettel over a season to win a championship again

tribet - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 8:59 PM

Jonnyboy are you nuts you brought history into it not me unless you think Senna and Prost drove last year?
Vettel is average at best always has been.

JohnO - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 9:07 PM

"you brought history into it not me"

Ah, it must have been some different person calling himself tribet who wrote the words: "Surely the most fortunate driver in F1 history to have cars so demonstrably faster than the opposition" in the very first comment here.

Bullish Bull - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 2:30 AM

Just wondering, has anyone summed up the total numbers of overtaking the drivers have done this year. What I know is just Abu Dhabi and Brazil alone, in both races Vettel had to work his way from the back of the field to the front, and not just once, but twice in each race.

Ok fair, in Abu Dhabi his car was setup for better straight line speed to overtake, but in Brazil, his car was definitely f***ed after the damages sustained from Turn 4 collision, with total loss of straight line thrust to even challenge Kobi.

I am ot surprised that he is the driver with the most overtaking in 2012.

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