I think I winded a few people up with my last thread title. But here’s another thought. After Sebastian wraps the title up (be it in Suzuka or Singapore) do you think he’ll be supporting Mark to help the team get a 1-2 in the standings?
raymond, absolutely. case in point: schumacher was effectively #2 to rubens after he clinched the title in 2001, 2002, and 2004, all in an effort to get 2nd in the championship for rubens. many of rubens’ wins came after schumacher had clinched the title.
Arguably, if let’s say Vettel screamed off into the distance, and then at the exit of the very last corner pootled along at 2mph until the finish line; letting Mark through after 10 or 20 seconds of him waiting, it would break Mark’s spirit even more. But that’s another story; and I don’t think Vettel is mean enough to do that.
I think his hunger of stats has kind of gone actually. Last year you’d see him even slowing down on the penultimate lap so that he could hammer the final lap with a super qualifying effort and bag fastest lap; this year not so much. I think he’s more obsessed with results now; in that he’d rather have a “result” rather than a “stat.” i.e. pole/win versus fastest lap (which doesn’t really mean much tbh)