Chance of Vettel hat-trick in 2012 'very high'

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What is the chance Sebastian Vettel will continue his run of dominance and achieve an ultra-rare championship 'hat-trick' in 2012?

"Very high," answered his German compatriot Timo Glock. "Red Bull has everything in place to win the title again."

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing
Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing

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DPA news agency said only Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio have ever managed the triple-feat.

"We will be motivated, but you'd better ask me about it after the first tests" in February, 24-year-old Vettel said.

Added Peter Sauber: "If next year's Red Bull is like this one, there is nothing to stop him from doing it.

"It depends mainly on the car," added the Swiss team owner and boss.

Adrian Sutil commented: "Red Bull will be the team to beat" in 2012.

The rivals, however, are pushing hard, with Mercedes compiling no fewer than five technical bosses to take on Adrian Newey, and Ferrari spending every resource since July on its 2012 car.

Red Bull will be the team to beat

Adrian Sutil

And McLaren, runner-up to Red Bull this season, is determined to avoid the sort of calamitous winter pre-season it endured nine months ago.

"We will be ready for the first race and won't just turn up and bolt on a new exhaust," Jenson Button told the Sun, referring to early 2011.

"But Red Bull and Sebastian have done a great job this year and it would have been very difficult to beat them."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Michael Schumacher , Juan Manuel Fangio , Peter Sauber , Timo Glock , Sebastian Vettel , Adrian Sutil , Adrian Newey
Teams Ferrari , Red Bull Racing , Mercedes , Sauber , McLaren
Tags fangio, glock, red bull, schumacher, sutil, vettel