Rosberg 'on par with Vettel' - Berger


Sebastian Vettel is a brilliant driver and his countryman Nico Rosberg is in the same league.

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes GP
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes GP

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That is the view of Gerhard Berger, who watched Vettel's first Grand Prix win in 2008 as the team co-owner on the Toro Rosso pitwall.

"He is a killer," the great Austrian told Bild newspaper, "and his great advantage is he doesn't look like it. He looks like a nice young man from your neighbourhood."

Two years older than 23-year-old Vettel is fellow German Rosberg, who has not yet won a single race despite having almost two seasons more experience.

But the son of 1982 world champion Keke Rosberg has consistently beaten Michael Schumacher at Mercedes, prompting Berger to observe: "I see him on a par with Vettel.

"All he lacks is a fast car."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Gerhard Berger , Keke Rosberg , Nico Rosberg , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Mercedes , Toro Rosso
Tags berger, rosberg, vettel