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Ecclestone: Vettel can match Schumacher's achievements

Bernie Ecclestone backs Sebastian Vettel to bag another five titles!

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone believes that Sebastian Vettel can go on to match the achievements of Michael Schumacher.

Vettel currently leads the race for the 2012 F1 World Championship, and after dominating the Indian Grand Prix weekend thus far, is the favourite to win today [Sunday] and extend his six-point cushion over Fernando Alonso, as he looks to secure his third drivers' title in succession.

Speaking ahead of the event at the Buddh International Circuit, Ecclestone added that the Red Bull pilot has 'exploited his capabilities to the maximum'.

“I see no reason why Seb can't go on to achieve what Michael Schumacher has achieved in this sport, which is unsurpassed,” Ecclestone confirmed to British newspaper, The Guardian.

“And Seb is up against much tougher opposition than Michael was. He's very honest. He's very dedicated. And he's very talented. He has made sure that he's exploited his capabilities to the maximum.

“We've always got on well [too]. And I think it helped us get on when he came into the sport and I identified him, straight away, as someone who would be world champion.

"We get on, we chat together, joke together and play backgammon together. I have always looked for people I can beat at backgammon.”

Schumacher meanwhile is also of the belief that Vettel is something special: “In the long term, I think Sebastian will go on to become Germany's Mr Formula One,” stated the 43-year-old.




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Race, Bernie Ecclestone (GBR), President and CEO of Formula One Management and Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB6
Saturday Practice, Bernie Ecclestone (GBR), President and CEO of Formula One Management and Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB6
Sunday, Bernie Ecclestone (GBR), President and CEO of Formula One Management  and Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB6
Saturday Practice, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB6 and Bernie Ecclestone (GBR), President and CEO of Formula One Management
08.05.2011- Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7 and Bernie Ecclestone (GBR), President and CEO of Formula One Management
29.05.2011- Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7 and Bernie Ecclestone (GBR), President and CEO of Formula One Management
29.05.2011- Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7 and Bernie Ecclestone (GBR), President and CEO of Formula One Management
08.05.2011- Race, Bernie Ecclestone (GBR), President and CEO of Formula One Management  and Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7

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F1VET - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 11:42 AM

Hey pal, you realise seb won with str in '08???! Not to mention his first ever gp was in indy 07 and he scored points, I was in str pits. What's your excuse there? He also gave redbulls first ever win, wdc, and team championship! He was one of 3 drivers that took the time to do pre season testing with pirelli in '10, he puts the time and effort in and is a fast lad! Pathetic and ignorant excuses, he will be 3x wdc and your crying won't change that Lmao. It's a team effort, rbr has suffered many issues this season and now their on it, sorry, maybe your mommy can wipe your tears Haha. YEAH BABY LET'S MAKE IT 5 IN A ROW, 3 BACK TO BACK WDC! Oh BTW, look for me in Austin, ill be in the rbr pits, ill wear a shirt with your moms name on it Lmao.

F1VET - Unregistered

October 28, 2012 11:16 AM

Hahaha jealously speaks volumes boys, maybe grow up and actually look into the history of F1! A win is a win, and a loser is a loser! At the end of India Alonso was quicker, seb just has the drive to pull away off the line from the start! all TEAMS have the same chance to go just as quick or even quicker, maybe you shouldn't blame redbulls fantastic engineering and team effort, maybe the blame lies with FERRARI AND THE TEAM LMAO! 4 IN A ROW BABY, GO SEB! OH BTW DID YOU SEE ALONSO GO OFF THE TRACK AND NEARLY LOSE IT ON LAP 55 LOL. LOVE IT! #1 rb8 S. VETTEL!



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