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Ascanelli puts Vettel in same league as Senna

Sebastian Vettel is in the same league as Ayrton Senna according to Toro Rosso technical director Giorgio Ascanelli
Toro Rosso technical director Giorgio Ascanelli has compared Sebastian Vettel to the late Ayrton Senna, insisting that the defending F1 champion is in the same league as the mercurial Brazilian.

Ascanelli worked alongside Senna for his final two seasons with McLaren prior to his ill-fated switch to Williams for the 1994 campaign, and eventually wound up at Toro Rosso, where he oversaw Vettel's maiden F1 victory at Monza in 2008.

In between, Ascanelli spent time at Ferrari, which enabled him to work alongside Michael Schumacher but he said it was Senna and Vettel who are the two men he believes are the stand out drivers.

"I am very lucky," he told Sport Bild. "Twice in my life I have experienced perfection; once with Senna, again with Vettel. In one respect Michael was different because he had to work harder for his success than did Senna and Vettel.

“With those two it was something else."



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Helmut - Unregistered

April 21, 2011 12:05 PM

It is his view, and he is entitled to it. You all have your views, and you are entitled to them. The difference is, he has worked in the industry, alongside these people. It is for that reason that his view carries more weight than the views of the assembled armchair-experts.



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