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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Hertfodshire - Unregistered

December 01, 2012 7:21 PM

Only if he gets a good car under him. Maybe he could take Adrian Newey with him. Wherever he ends up.

Well, Schumi took Rory Byrne from Benetton to Ferrari and the rest is history.


December 01, 2012 8:16 PM

Richard, '54 Fangio drove for Maserati for the first 2 races (won them both) then moved to Mercedes for the rest of the season and won the championship. I don't know why he left Maserati at that point, it was Merc's first attempt in F1 maybe they made him an offer he couldn't refuse?

Cassyo, don't worry about the disagrees, I wished everyone a happy Christmas last year and got disagrees! and I'm sure the same will happen this year, too funny lol.

FreeJack - Unregistered

December 01, 2012 11:45 PM

Vettel knows what Hamilton apparently doesn't...that in order to win a WDC in Formula 1, you have to be good AND you have to be driving the best car. For three years running, the best car has won its driver the WDC, although Alonso made it competitive.

Swap those two drivers and cars, and the result would be much different.

Ptolomy - Unregistered

December 02, 2012 4:22 AM

I quit listening to Lauda several races ago when he very matter of factly said that Alonso WILL be the 2012 champion (because he had a 40 point lead.) Just a couple races later he changed his tune and started saying the obvious. "Its anyone's championship."
Someone else here summed it up by saying something like "the buy will say whatever suits the moment."
I think Lauda is jealous of Vettel just the way Jackie Stewart is. Those old guys see a young man setting records and outperforming what they achieved and they resent the young German because he is making their achievements less and less valuable.

Robwal - Unregistered

December 02, 2012 7:48 AM

The fact that Lauda felt he had to come out and say that speaks volumes.

To feel he has to somehow justify goldenbaby's 'achievments' pretty much says it all.

Vettel would be a good driver without Redbullmanureracing behind him, just not a great one.

jim crint - Unregistered

December 02, 2012 9:53 AM

A couple of years ago, when Vettel almost earned the title of 'crash kid' and was, in my view, extremely lucky to win his first title, i had my doubts about him, but not anymore. I think he is a great driver and, although still extremely lucky (as seen again in Brazil), he's proved his skill, bravery and resilience beyond doubt (at least for me).

But the combination of that Red Bull and the way he drives, which just seem to be the perfect fit, he may not find in another car, so it would be interesting to see him move on at some point, to see how he might react to, essentially, not having Adrian Newey at the helm.

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