Meteoric Vettel racing to title - Wurz

By: GMM

Sebastian Vettel's dominance this year is not comparable to 2009.

Norbert Vettel, Red Bull Racing, Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing, celebrates with the team
Norbert Vettel, Red Bull Racing, Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing, celebrates with the team

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That is the view of Jenson Button, who won the championship two years ago after a start to the season similarly as meteoric as Vettel's this year.

But Briton Button, now with McLaren, claims the situation at Brawn GP in 2009 was vastly different to Vettel's at Red Bull.

"We had no money," he is quoted as saying by f1today.nl. "We had a good car at the start of the season but could not develop it. Red Bull can keep it up."

According to laola1.at, Vettel's start to 2011 is not just as meteoric as Button in 2009, but also Jim Clark in 1965, Jackie Stewart in 1969, Nigel Mansell in 1992 and Michael Schumacher in '94, 02 and '04.

He is in great form in a great car

Alexander Wurz

On every occasion, the driver went on to be champion.

"He is in great form in a great car and a team behind him so that only abnormal things can stop him now," former driver Alex Wurz told Kleine Zeitung newspaper on Tuesday.

"The title for him is at hand."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Michael Schumacher , Alexander Wurz , Nigel Mansell , Jackie Stewart , Jim Clark , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Red Bull Racing , McLaren , Brawn GP
Tags button, red bull, vettel, wurz