F1 » Murray Walker: Vettel can beat Schumi's records


Murray Walker thinks Sebastian Vettel could re-write the F1 record books and outdo Michael Schumacher

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Tealeaf - Unregistered

December 06, 2012 10:46 PM

Just face it Vettel is the best in F1 he can do things that seems unbelievable, you cant even stop him when hes been dropped to the back of the field with a damaged car like in Abu Dhabi and Brazil, if he joins Ferrari he would beat Alonso now, just too much raw speed and shame for all you Sham fans who has to endure the next decade before you lot leave after the rat Sham retires.

Iceman - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 7:13 AM

Vettel is the man out there who is hungry for numbers and he has blinding speed(proof his no of poles) and i do think in current field only three other driver(RAI,ALO,HAM) can match him over the course of race weekend(Quali & Race) but unfortunately their respective teans dont seem to produce a car which can match of RBR.

Yernar - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 7:36 AM

Theoretically it is possible for Vettel to match Schumacher's records. He is young, quick, has a Newey-designed car and not very strong team-mate.
However, I agree with Alonso, who says that titles are not enough to become an F1 great. Vettel needs to prove himself in difficult situations and with slow car to be considered as great.
Maybe my grandma wouldn't win a title in Vettel's Red Bull :), but many F1 drivers probably would.

Dutch69Camaro - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 8:01 AM

“So if he doesn't beat the record it will mean he hasn't made very good choices about the car he drives. But he is a very astute bloke and I don't think he will make bad choices.”

While Vettel is no doubt one of the best at the moment, it might not only be the choice of car that will determine if he will beat the record. There might be someone better that comes along...

Angelina - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 8:19 AM

Dutch
Vettel is younger or almost the same age as rookies and up and coming drivers of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. This implies that Vettel is young enough to b a rookie, but already a 3x wdc.

I don't see n1 on the current grid and n1 in lower formulae, who is younger than Sebastian Vettel and has as good or better records and f1 prospects than Vettel. It will take many(10+) years to find a driver younger and faster than Sebastian Vettel. So the only undetermined point open will b about car.

izybluffen

December 07, 2012 10:34 AM

BAH !!!!! What a joke. Yes Beiber could do it if he now has the best car 5 YEARS IN A ROW !!! Not gonna happen. Just look at the races this year where Seb did not have the best car..... beaten easily ! That Schumi 5 year stint was a 1 off and Schumi regardless of his dodgy stuff was the last "superstar" to hit F1 after Senna. Seb has not hit that status in my opinion because watching Senna and Schumi do "unbelievable" things, young Seb still has a long way to go. There are drivers on the grid easily naturally faster than Seb like idiot Lulu, so the only diff is the car.
Seb is no Schumi, Senna, Clark or Fangio.

Shakey - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 11:37 AM

@Tealeaf

"you cant even stop him when he's been dropped to the back of the field with a damaged car"

Funny that, because Hamilton WOULD have stopped him 3 times easily if it weren't for mechanical failures. Hamilton DID stop him in Austin when the Red Bull was at its best. Alonso DID stop him in the wet. Rosberg AND Maldonado DID stop him when the Red Bull wasn't amazing.

I'll never take away Vettel's ability because he is one of the best and has pulled out some sensational performances and, regardless of the hate for him, you cannot be a back-to-back triple champion without talent. But you must have the car to do it to, an in that regard he is not in the same class as Alonso or Hamilton for driving the stink out of a lacklustre machine.

Yes, many congratulations to Vettel for a great 2012, but never forget those 4 back-to-back wins came when the car was good, Vettel was decidedly mid-card earlier in the season when the car wasn't there.

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