F1 » Irvine: Vettel just staying with Red Bull winning is boring

Eddie Irvine gives his verdict on four-time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel and says the German needs to change teams to really prove his credentials.

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December 21, 2013 10:50 AM
Last Edited 291 days ago

Eddie could not agree with you any more he has had the best car every year since 2009 and credit to Vettel he has made the best of it but really cant be considered the best until he goes to another team or Red Bull allows one of the top four Drivers to race him in a Red Bull car

Eddie you were right about Lewis and you are right about Vettel and him having the best car every year. I hope some of the fan boys will take note of Eddie's comments.


December 21, 2013 12:27 PM

Eddie is a clown. There is only two modern F1 driver that has won world championships with two teams, and that is Prost and Schumacher - and Irvine has been harshly critical of them on numerous occasions. The list of "greats" who have won the WDC with only ONE team - Senna, Alonso, Hamilton, Button, Raikkonnen and Vettel. Of Schumacher's seven, 5 were with one team, Prost 3 of 4 with one team. The idea that Vettel now needs to move to another team to prove his worth is ludicrous. Using this half witted logic, only Prost and Schumacher would be greats, all the rest are popsers? Using that logic going further back - Clark, Andretti would be out, with Lauda and the ultimate great Fangio would be be added to Schumacher and Prost as the exclusive list of the only 4 drivers qualified as greats. Oh yes, and we must keep in mind that the pundit Irvine does not even qualify at all - as he won zero championships in F1, so by definition does not rate at all - perhaps the reason he is so vocal in


December 21, 2013 12:37 PM

Just for the record, Schumacher did not leave Benetton on a whim to go build up a poor back-marker team needing the charity assistance of a great driver to build them into a championship organization. He left Benneton to move to Ferrari, the most successful and powerful team in F1, even if you erase his 5 championships from their record. Vettel will very likely take a similar path, so the critique will obviously never end...


December 21, 2013 1:01 PM
Last Edited 851 days ago

powertrain. vettel did not have the best car when he won a race with str. and he did not have the best car in 2010 or 2012. so is that not proof that he is able to win without the best car. and even if in 2011 and 2013, the bull was the best car, then why was webber not 2nd or even 1st?

oh, and why should he change teams? he is comfortable in rbr, and very few wdcs would leave a winning combo, just to prove doubters like Irvine etc, wrong? schumi didn't do it with Ferrari and eddie was totally happy to remain in the only team that gave him wins, util they dumped him. he went to jaguar, and certainly did nothing there!


December 21, 2013 1:30 PM

Eddie blowing smoke again. Vettel is with a team that is like a second family to him. He is loyal to the guys who have worked so hard to build the cars and turn up at the track for each race. He is still young and will probably move to another team in a couple of years but right now he is happy with RBR.

All this harping on about needing to prove himself with another team when he is still only 26 is a joke. He still has another 8 to 10 years in the sport barring accident.


December 21, 2013 2:40 PM

He (Irvine) never really set the tracks alight but he is having a bit too much to say of others of late. Nearly have to agree with him on this one though, Vettel could do with a "Challenge". Pulling up a less well off team would be just that challenge.

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