Vettel vs Webber

Is there anyone else out there really very much looking forward to the clash between Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber next year? It’s one that I’ve been thinking about for the last 15 seconds. Webber will finally be put to the test by someone with a proven track record, a proper charger.

His team mates throughout his career haven’t been absolutely first-class. At Minardi in 2002 he was up against the not-exactly-meteoric Alex Yoong, then Pizzonia and Klien at Jaguar for the next two years, both easy meat.

Then he had to raise his game a bit against Nick Heidfeld (and Pizzonia) in 2005, which he did, outqualifying them 15-4. Then it was the rookie Rosberg the following year, followed by Coulthard for the last two.

Now it’s Vettel for 17 races next year. Shall we have a little wager on the qualifying war? I’m going to play it slightly safe and say 10-7 to Webber.

I’m basing that on him knowing the car and team better, being unbelievably rapid in qualifying, and that Vettel was out-qualified by Bourdais six times last year in the Toro Rosso.

I rate Bourdais very highly, but I think Webber will give Vettel a harder time. Anyone care to disagree about my 10-7 to Webber prediction?

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Webbers experience and maturity should stand him in good steed against Vettel. Hope that Red Bull can work out their problems and train a pit crew that allows Webber a chance, and stops having 4 stop strategies for Webber when everyone else is on 2 !!!!!!!!!!.

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I’d say Vettel will put in better results than Webber who has had an unlucky career in F1 including the bike charity accident a lil while back!

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I doubt we will see any real performance from either of them, but I think the potential of Vettel is right up there, as it is with Webber, the poor bloke just can’t keep it together on race day, and it’s heart breaking to see it happen to him time and time again! He is a good Aussie and has my 100% support, I reckon it will go 12-5 to Webber.

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I think it will be a very interesting cotest. Marks’ mental frame of mind will be extremly concentrated following his convalescence. This added to his experience will make him very quick, especially knowing that he has a young, proven speedster snapping at his heels.

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Webber will finally get the chance to prove himself against a fancied teammate. Vettel will not dominate like a lot of n00bs think.

Webber has been a victim of circumstance, while Vettel has benefited from it. They’re both great talents and it’ll be very close, but anyone who says Webber is overrated or that Vettel is a wunderkind hasn’t followed either careers very closely.

I’m with Jamer. 12-5 to Webber

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what can you say now…

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Well it’s turning out very close isn’t it?

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people seem to forget that in monza last year vettel had a car designed by adrian newey, with a factory spec ferrari engine, the strongest engine on the grid, making that a pretty quick car!

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