@kingshark I have indeed been following Vettel’s career with quite some interest since 2003 – but a Red Bull fan I am not. Toro Rosso, yes, but not Red Bull.
Personally I think Vergne has what it takes to be a “top driver,” and by extension, what it takes to drive for Red Bull. Give him time, I say.
Ricciardo, I’m not so sure he has.
The points standings I think don’t paint the true picture here as STR is just about 9th quickest team (slowest of the “established” teams) this year.
Will that time come next year? No, I don’t think they’re ready for a top drive in 2012. In 2013, we’ll have to see.