Lauda backs Vettel to win this year’s Formula One title
London, Aug 20(ANI): Austrian Formula One legend Niki Lauda insists that Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel will put his blunders behind him to win this year’s championship.
Lauda rates Vettel as 2010’s most outstanding driver, but after a series of crashes, the German is currently third behind team-mate Mark Webber and McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton.
“Webber has surely had a cheerful summer break and Vettel will be fretting for a while. That is something he has to go through, but he is young enough to put things like this behind him quickly,” The Sun quoted Lauda, as saying.
“I am not sure if this is any consolation for him, but the championship is getting more and more exciting with every race. And I think millions of fans are interested to see if after so many unhappy situations he can still win the title,” he added.
The 61-year-old also believes that Red Bull will consolidate their lead at the top of the constructors’ table.
“We have seen very often that there is an outstandingly fast car that doesn’t make it to the chequered flag too often. And until the Hungarian Grand Prix that was the case with Red Bull,” Lauda said.
“They have the fastest car and I always believed it is only a matter of time before they will prevail and internally come to terms with errors of the human and technical kind,” he added. (ANI)