F1 » Lauda: Vettel will win anywhere

Niki Lauda says Sebastian Vettel can continue to be a success in F1, even if he leaves Red Bull in future

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December 01, 2012 2:18 PM

The same for you Ty : How many teams Seb Loeb did he drive for ?
Read it again please : this is not me but Lauda.
On the other hand, I think such a demand might be somehow foreseeable yet not compulsory, as we've already mentioned.
Thinking about champions who did that, as Schummi, Rossi, Stoner, I think winning WDCs with two brands doesn't mean you will do the same with the third.As of yet, for the last decades.


December 01, 2012 3:32 PM

Cassyo, Only Fangio has won the WDC with more than 2 different constructors (4 in total) maybe that's a sign of how good he was but if he had stuck with one team he would never have won 5 championships, he moved around to get the best car.

Riot - Unregistered

December 01, 2012 3:36 PM

A great driver not only knows how to drive the car well, he also knows which team to drive for. Blame Alonso for being stupid enough to sign for Ferrari maybe


December 01, 2012 3:50 PM
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Those were the romantic times when Fangio did that.Changing the team /car was a rule of surviving on top, imposed by the rapid changes of performances within permissive rules.Since then, the rules have never ceased to tighten.
Therefore, more than fifty years after, with the same goal of keep on winning, Loeb did the opposite to Fangio: stick with the same winning pack.


December 01, 2012 4:02 PM

Cassyo, Nothing romantic about Fangio changing teams, he moved to have a better chance of winning. Just the same as Senna leaving McLaren for Williams or Alonso leaving Renault for Mclaren or Hamilton leaving McLaren for Merce... oh wait scrap that last one :p

(ps not me disagreeing with you, enjoying a sensible conversation comparing old with new)


December 01, 2012 4:19 PM

Thanks Ty !
However, viewing the disagrees above (and many others before that )I think there is a tendency around to disagree with someone only because you know him being a fan of the rival of your supported racer.Sometimes maybe at such a extent, that even you (by accident let's say) will make a favourable comment regarding his racer, the guy would still disagree with you.Very strange indeed. :?

JohnO - Unregistered

December 01, 2012 4:27 PM

I've never been impressed by Lauda's line of argument, though a lot of other people make it as well.

So if the McLaren becomes by far the "best car" over the next several years, and Vettel jumps to McLaren and wins a WDC there, that will silence his critics? I somehow can't see that happening.

I don't think the concept of "best car" means what it used to in the the days of Lauda and Clark and Senna. Back then the "best car" might have a 100HP on its rivals - today they are all limited to making identical power. Back then the "best car" might be two or three seconds a lap quicker than the others - today Seb qualifies a tenth of sec ahead of Lewis and people go on and on about what a genius Newey is.

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