Media gushing with admiration for ‘perfect, unassailable, invincible’ Vettel

5 November, 2013

Sebastian Vettel winner in Abu Dhabi

Sebastian Vettel – winner in Abu Dhabi

The international media is running out of superlatives to describe Sebastian Vettel’s constant, meteoric rise to Formula 1 greatness.

With memories of podium booing still fresh, the jury had been out on the 26-year-old’s recent successes in Adrian Newey-inked Red Bulls.

But his dominance in the second half of 2013, culminating in his near-unprecedented seventh win on the trot in Abu Dhabi last Sunday, has finally won German Vettel an undoubted wave of respect.

“Like Schumacher, Vettel is insatiable,” said the respected Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport. “Perfect, unassailable, invincible. It’s as though he’s in another category.”

Another major sports daily, Corriere dello Sport, agreed: “Although he has conquered his fourth title, Vettel shows no signs of fatigue or a lack of motivation.”

Sebastian Vettel celebrates at Yas Marina his eleventh win of the season

Sebastian Vettel celebrates at Yas Marina his eleventh win of the season

Italy’s biggest daily, La Repubblica added: “For Vettel, the track seems shorter, the corners smoother – he drives like a prima ballerina dances, with elegance and strength.”

Corriere della Sera continued: “Vettel is a voracious master, using a racetrack created just for him, with an enemy badly under pressure from such a phenomenon.”

Red Bull team owner Dietrich Mateschitz said this week: “Sebastian is [the] talent of the century.

“But the extreme cohesion and outstanding performance of the whole team was also exceptional,” he told Austrian television Servus TV. (GMM)

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  • bobw

    “With memories of podium booing still fresh, the jury had been out on the 26-year-old’s recent successes in Adrian Newey-inked Red Bulls.”

    The jury has been out? Really? Maybe among the haters and conspiracy theorists.

  • Boycotthehaters

    “The jury has been out? Really? Maybe among the haters and conspiracy theorists.”

    I notice that a lot of the haters and conspiracy theorists work in the F1 press. What they’re really saying in stories like this is “OUR minds have finally changed”. Better far too late than never I suppose.

  • Lol

    The so called haters are going extinct. The amount of people praising Vettel are way bigger than the smaller group of mainly British and Spanish/Ferrari fans/press.

    The haters see how silly their hate towards Vettel got during the booing charade so they calmed down too.

  • Alonso_Is_Slow

    The jury is still out.

    He is supreme in clear air with a dominant machine and tyres to suit.

    I want to see him do a schuey and move to a ream that hasn’t won a championship in 21 years and immediately drag the car upthe pointy end.

    Not a criticism. He works on his flaws and is becoming a vety complete driver.

    I just remember marko’s words “Sebastian needs the car to be performing in a very narrow window to get the best out of it. Marknonly needs 4 wheels. ”

    I’d like to see him drag a dog around the track and make it look like a rave horse. No temper tantrums, non yelling, no racist outbursts, no unforced errors.

  • Ukwhite

    In fact he did, the only Minardi victory in 28 years was Monza by Seb (TR). Not chance for a dog car, he is born for the best. if you really want to understand Seb’s level read today Allan’s speed report for Abu Dhabi race.

  • Bob Wheeler

    Alonso_Is_Slow – When has he done any of this, “No temper tantrums, non yelling, no racist outbursts, no unforced errors.”? Red Bull Racing was a dog pound until Vettel came along. Or did you just start watching F1?

  • Boycotthehaters

    “I want to see him do a schuey and move to a ream that hasn’t won a championship in 21 years and immediately drag the car upthe pointy end”

    You’re already seen that. Twice. First with Toro Rosso/Minardi and then with Stewart/Jaguar/Red Bull. Now he has to do it three times?

  • Boycotthehaters

    I just remember marko’s words “Sebastian needs the car to be performing in a very narrow window to get the best out of it. Marknonly needs 4 wheels. ”

    Yeah, you’ve been repeating this claptrap for a while now under a bunch of different names. The thing is when I google those words, I can only find one person saying them…. and that’s you.

  • ZombieJebus

    Vettel is a modern day LEGEND and so are the Red Bull team.

    Whingers can hate all they want, the records still continure to topple, don’t they?

  • michaelprescottmacarthur

    Not a vettel fan. However. I would like to see any of this kid’s detractors act in a totally professional way, or have the drive and focus that this 26 year old racer has. the kid is always always working on his race craft.
    Again, the little shit is only 26 years old for Christ’s sake.
    he just needs to put that damn finger away.
    have to agree with wheeler and boycott on this one.

  • Alonso_Is_Slow

    Idiots. Try watching races for more than 12 months. Plus, I’m a supporter, fools.

    I would like to see him drag a dog around.

    I hate alonso, but I respect his ability to get a car further up than it deserves to be.

    Schu and Senna were kings of this in the 80′s/90′s.

    Your examples are lame. Torro Rosso was fastest car at monza in 2008. They qualified 1st and 3rd. It was a fantastic and defining moment. Team mate bourdaix threw it away, but seb was perfect.

    Newey transformed RB. Seb took it to higher levels than mark could.

    Seb is far, far better than he was in 2010.

    He is possibly the best.

    All I asked, is that we see him fix his only weakness. Batlling with a slower/difficult car.

    Schumacher 96. Senna 93. Maybe u guys weren’t around, but those years cemented the respect those drivers earned. It made many of us forgive the questionable behavior and see the majesty of a truly great driver.

    Disagree if u like, but I would like to see it.

    Remember the beginning of 2012? Seb struggled, Mark was well ahead on points by mid season.

  • Alonso_Is_Slow

    @boycotthehaters

    Here’s the link, stupid.

    Typical 12 year old vettel fanboi

  • Alonso_Is_Slow
  • Alonso_Is_Slow

    Grandprix247.com 2012/04/18/ red-bull-force-vettel-to-race-new-spec-rb8-in-bahrain/

    Google it if it doesn’t work

  • Boycotthehaters

    “I would like to see him drag a dog around.”

    You have seen him drag a dog around, you moron, The TR’s were dogs.

    “I hate alonso, but I respect his ability to get a car further up than it deserves to be.”

    When has he ever done that?

    “Torro Rosso was fastest car at monza in 2008.”

    It was “fastest” because Vettel made it fastest. And it was not just Monza, he drove brilliantly most of the 2008 season, and even at times in 2007.

    “Schumacher 96. Senna 93″

    Vettel 2012.

    “Remember the beginning of 2012? Seb struggled, Mark was well ahead on points by mid season.”

    There is something wrong with your memory. Mark was never “well ahead on points”. There was a brief stage where he was slightly ahead but only because Vettel had car problems, not because he drover better than Seb.

  • Boycotthehaters

    I read your link, jackass, and it does not contain the words you said it does.

    “Sebastian needs the car to be performing in a very narrow window to get the best out of it.”

    Not there.

  • Alonso_Is_Slow

    Ok troll.

    Your fantasy world is too amazing.

  • Boycotthehaters

    Ha! I prefer my fantasy world to your nerdy encyclopaedic knowledge of formula 1.

    Get a life!

  • aberracus

    Vettel is overrated, TR 2008 was a Newey designed car with great Ferrari Engine.

    Vettel needs to prove, he is great, because he already demonstrated he is very good.

    He has the best car, that 1-2 in a lot of races for Red Bull is the prove. Webber is not by far the second best of the grid. Im Sure Grosjean could give him battle in a red Bull.

  • Tinto

    @Boycotthehaters: good fight :)

  • Boycotthehaters

    Screw you, Tinto.

    You and your bast**d friends like to ridicule my views because I’m young and having been watching F1 very long. Well, I’ve watvhed every race in the last three years and have read a lot of stuff about before that.

    Vettel is the best and not one of you fools can name a mistake he’s made.

    Vettel is king and the other drivers are merely jesters in his court.

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