Nice interview that, thanks for the link. He still isn’t my favorite driver but you can’t help but admit he seems like a likeable, humble, down to earth chap. There is no way anyone can rationally or logically deny that what he has achieved to date is remarkable and thoroughly deserved.
People often, and with good reason, make comparisons between Vettel and the early naughties Michael Schumacher. While there are a lot of similarities, for me one there is one key difference. Vettel seems to have learned that Schumacher’s distance and cold, professional demeanor at the circuit on race weekends during his first career turned potential fans off. Vettel is, at moments like this and when the circumstances allow it, a lot more open and genuine than Schumacher ever was.