Marko: Vettel alone is better than Rosberg and Hamilton together
17 November, 2013
World Champion Sebastian Vettel is single-handedly better than Mercedes’ entire driver lineup, is the provocative claim of Red Bull’s always blunt and outspoken Helmut Marko, as Austin pole winner Vettel prepares to break another record on Sunday.
Another win on Sunday would be the dominant German’s eighth on the trot, breaking the old record set by his countryman Michael Schumacher.
Still, many do not give new quadruple world champion Vettel the credit that Marko believes he deserves.
“I always hear Mercedes say they have the best driver pairing in Formula 1,” he told Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
“Vettel alone is better than Rosberg and Hamilton together,” Marko charged. “This is a fact.”
The Austrian is referring to the fact that Vettel has 347 points so far in 2013, while Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s combined tally is just 334.
Before the United States Grand Prix weekend Vettel had amassed 60 podiums, of which 37 were victories and 44 pole positions, while the Hamilton-Rosberg combination have scored 65 podiums, of which 25 have been victories and 35 pole positions. (GMM)
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