F1 » Vettel 'starts from zero' in bid for fourth title


He's already scored a hat-trick, but can Sebastian Vettel deliver a fourth world championship in 2013? He knows he's got some stiff competition, but he says that he's more than up for the fight.

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tomcol - Unregistered

February 03, 2013 7:25 PM


Wont be at all surprised if Vettel wins again next year. Strangely underrated and seems to be a very likeable chap (unlike that other guy) - Good luck to him.

cassyo

February 03, 2013 7:44 PM
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If RB will stay away from the reliability issues, I wouldn't be surprised either, if Vettel gets the job done, once again. He has matured enough for that.

pukka - Unregistered

February 04, 2013 3:18 AM

Vettel is possibly underrated but I think it is more correct to say no one really knows what he can do (outside of the RB) which is the known best car on the grid. When Alonso, Jenson and LH have won they were not consistently in the best car on the grid. Even Jenson's title run had the fact that it wasn't a factory effort against it. Vettel's numbers put him up there, but the car is making it hard for many to give full credit. Webber's performance doesn't help either, he was nowhere really before moving to RB.

JohnO - Unregistered

February 04, 2013 5:51 AM

"When Alonso, Jenson and LH have won they were not consistently in the best car on the grid."

What on Earth are you smoking? When Alonso won in 2005 and 2006 he was in "the best car on the grid". When Hamilton won in 2008 he was in "the best car on the grid". When Button won in 2008 he was in "the best car on the grid". None of them have ever "consistently" won without the "best car on the grid".

Yeah, Alonso won races in 2012, in 2011, in 2010. So did LH and Betton. And Vettel won races in 2009 and 2009.

"Webber's performance doesn't help either, he was nowhere really before moving to RB."

He's been nowhere SINCE moving to RB. Vettel has beaten Webber far more comprehensively than Hamilton has beaten Button.

richard

February 04, 2013 7:57 AM

johno. yes, that hoary old excuse given by pukka is one that is rolled out every time to try and explain the performance of ettel. but some overlook the fact that when othes are in "the best car on the grid", they cannot win. otherwise, lulu would have 3 wdcs, or webber woud have a couple etc etc.

it takes an entire cohesive team, to win a wdc, and the driver is the ultimate decider.
vettel does not have to move to prove his ability, whilst others, who just cannot win, feel that their only option is to try another team.

Equin0x - Unregistered

February 04, 2013 8:58 AM

Consistently with the best car? If Im not mistaken Mclaren had the best car last year and they couldn't get the job done, the problem here is that Hamilton fan boys are so deluded that they want to see the facts and 1 big fact is Vettel is a BETTER driver than Hamilton.

Equin0x - Unregistered

February 04, 2013 8:59 AM

Consistently with the best car? If Im not mistaken Mclaren had the best car last year and they couldn't get the job done, the problem here is that Hamilton fan boys are so deluded that they want to see the facts and 1 big fact is Vettel is a BETTER driver than Hamilton.

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