Vettel - 4 times WDC in 2013?

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With Hamilton going to a lesser team and RBR seemingly going from strength to strength, I can't see it's going to be too difficult for Vettel to repeat his success yet again and get a step closer to Schumacher's seven championship wins. I feel it's history repeating itself and see Vettel as winning the championship year in year out for a while to come as long as Christian keeps signing him and Adrian doesn't leave. Thoughts?
 
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He is the most likely to win another, however you can't ever rule out Ferrari or Mclaren building a corker of a car.
 
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With Hamilton going to a lesser team and RBR seemingly going from strength to strength, I can't see it's going to be too difficult for Vettel to repeat his success yet again and get a step closer to Schumacher's seven championship wins. I feel it's history repeating itself and see Vettel as winning the championship year in year out for a while to come as long as Christian keeps signing him and Adrian doesn't leave. Thoughts?

There's a strong chance it can happen because:

1. He has the German determination
2. Strong Car
3. Great team
4. Adrian Newey
5. He's still young.
 
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Only 2 things will stop him:

McLaren producing a car that works for Button enough times for him to win enough
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Ferrari start on a par with Red Bull and can keep pace with RBRs development pace

Personally, I can't see either of those happening.
 
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^ Massa might actually help Alonso for more than the last few races. He needed him this year.
 

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Ferrari start on a par with Red Bull and can keep pace with RBRs development pace

This is surely a non-sense though? I know it's a what-if, but if Alonson wasn't taken out by Grosjean then he'd have the title with a car nowhere near as good as the Red BUlls.

There's no way Vettel has the 4th sewn up already.
 
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I can't honestly envisage Button and McLaren stringing together a 'perfect' season, as much as I would love to see it, so I think really we could be looking at Alonso or maybe Kimi at a push to be ones to stop a fourth title.

At this stage, whilst far from a foregone conclusion as some on the forum see it, I think it is looking like a good situation for Vettel to notch up another.

At the very least I think Red Bull will take the constructors - I don't think Massa can perform solidly for a whole season behind Alonso in the same way Webber probably will. Button and Perez I don't view as being consistent enough either and from Renault, even if Kimi puts in a blinder, the secondary talent just isn't there.
 
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I'd like Button to have a better car this seasons appeared not to his liking...
I can't see Le Ham doing well in a Merc that's far too up and down over a weekend let alone a season. Next year I reckon could be it though for Vettel as I imagine that the new engines etc. will change the order around for at least a season if not a few...
 
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I think it'll be easier for Vettel next year. I don't believe Ferrari can give Alonso a car good enough to challenge for the whole season and whilst I would love Button to challenge, he could get understeer out of a shopping trolley.

Less said about Hamilton next season the better, really. I still can't understand his decision.
 
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Like the other bosh before him I just don't warm to Vettel. He's a nice lad, he is a great race driver, but I still don't see him as one of the best. Odd really.
 
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I think Vettel must be favourite for next year; but I don't think it can be considered a dead cert. This season, remember, came down to just 3 points; that's not a crushing margin of victory by any measure. I think it's perfectly conceivable that Alonso or Button could win next year. Hell, even Kimi and Lewis must have an outside chance.
 
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I think Button has got a good chance next year if he is given the car.

That's a big if. Plus Button also needs the car to be setup perfect for him to excel.

Kenai is right about the WCC. None of the other top teams have a good pair of drivers.
 
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I think Vettel must be favourite for next year; but I don't think it can be considered a dead cert. This season, remember, came down to just 3 points; that's not a crushing margin of victory by any measure. I think it's perfectly conceivable that Alonso or Button could win next year. Hell, even Kimi and Lewis must have an outside chance.

Yeah if you look at the halfway prediction threads no one except me said Vettel would take the title this year. Common opinion was the title was Alonso's.

Red Bull did a great job making that car better while Ferrari never seemed to close the gap. Vettel was written off on here mid season and now he's being seen as a dead cert. I will wait to see how good a car ferrari build in testing :D
 
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