Well, not according half the media out there – they seem to love harping on about how it’s just the car that’s so good. Lewis himself was reported as saying “Vettel is not unbeatable, his car is.” – http://www.autoweek.com/article/20131005/f1/131009882
I believe that if Vettel had been at McLaren in 2008, he could have had a more competitive year than he had at Toro Rosso (despite the win in Monza). However, with Hamilton holding McLaren in the palm of his hand, and being the golden boy of the team, I think Vettel’s talent may have been held back as a #2 driver. As it is, I think he showed great ability at Toro Rosso, and he did the right thing by staying within the Red Bull flock – after all, they gave him the chance to get into the sport. Admittedly, he shouldn’t stay there for the entirity of his career – I would love to see him at Ferrari some time soon – but he is in a good place right now.