Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Red Bull, Yas Marina, 2013

Vettel will win seven titles “no problem” – Webber

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Red Bull, Yas Marina, 2013In the round-up: Mark Webber believes Sebastian Vettel will equal Michael Schumacher’s seven world championship titles.


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As Webber reaches his F1 swansong, he reflects on his 12-year career (and fiery time with Vettel) (Daily Mail)

“‘Seb?s phenomenal, a very tough act,’ admitted Webber, unhesitatingly. ‘I think he will reach Michael Schumacher?s total of seven championships, no problem.’ Webber also insisted Vettel?s dominance was not solely attributable to the genius of Red Bull design guru, Adrian Newey.”

Racism is a big deal in racing, says F1 champ Lewis Hamilton (Hindustan Times)

“My dad used to go and meet potential sponsors when I was younger and ask whether they would like to back a non-white driver and they used to laugh at him. Now that attitude has changed. I hope there will be many more non-white drivers on the grid now, including those from India.”

Magnussen favourite for McLaren seat (Autosport)

“With McLaren having made it clear for months that Perez’s consistency was its main concern, it is understood that the outfit was unimpressed about how [Sergio Perez’s] race in Abu Dhabi compared to that of Jenson Button, who had been forced to pit for a new nose early on.”


Comment of the day

One of many reactions to Kimi Raikkonen’s decision to miss the last two races of the year.

As a Kimi fan going to COTA I’m devastated.
Theo Parkinson (@Theo-hrp)

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On this day in F1

Vittorio Brambilla was born on this day in 1937. He attained F1 immortality by scoring his only win in a rain-shortened Austrian Grand Prix in 1975, then crashing as he raised his arms in celebration.

It came in his second of three seasons with March after which he made an unproductive move to Surtees. His final F1 starts came with Alfa Romeo in 1980.

Brambilla passed away at his home in Milan in 2001.

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