Formula One: Vettel Yet To Peak


Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has told Sky Sports News’ Special Report that Sebastian Vettel is yet to reach his peak, ahead of the start of the German’s bid to win three consecutive championships this season.

Vettel, who in 2011 added the distinction of being Formula One’s youngest double World Champion to his record of being the sport’s youngest ever points scorer, race winner and single champion, goes in search of another piece of history this year, as he aims to emulate Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher in winning three consecutive Drivers’ titles.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Special Report, Horner said that Vettel would undoubtedly consider it a huge honour should he be able to match the feats of Fangio and Schumacher by the end of this year.

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However, with the German only about to embark upon his fifth full season of Formula One, the RBR team principal reckons the sport is yet to see the best of its current benchmark driver.

“Sebastian is quite a humble guy and he almost can’t believe the illustrious company that he sits with, with the achievements he’s got in the sport. He’s an ambitious young man, he’s hungry for more success, and I think he would feel hugely privileged if he were to join that elite group.

“And you forget how young he is – he’s still 24 years. We are yet to see the best of him. He’s still emerging and blossoming as a driver, as a talent, and I think there is some strong years to come from him,” Horner said.

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