According to Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, the triple world champion Sebastian Vettel’s dominance over the sport will soon be over.
He may be dominating the races and topping the charts of Formula One, but that won’t last! Yes, you heard it right, according to Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, the triple world champion Sebastian Vettel’s dominance over the sport will soon be over.
Speaking to German newspaper Bild, Ecclestone said this season’s championship leader could even be knocked off his podium as early as next year. He said, “His domination will end, maybe in 2014. We’re going to have completely new cars, new engines, new rules. That will be the chance for Ferrari and Mercedes to catch up with Vettel. Next year it might not be the best driver but the best car that wins the title.”
Those are basically very strong words coming from Ecclestone. Also, he believes that the recent jeers that came Vettel’s way duing the last two race wins in Italy and Singapore were not due to him as a person, but due to his dominance.
The German has been dominant on the race track, winning the last three Grand Prix and seven in total this season and leads main rival Fernando Alonso by 60 points in the standings, with the Spaniard another 36 points clear of third-placed Lewis Hamilton.
Bernie even went on to compare Vettel to the likes of Schumacher and Senna saying, “He doesn’t give Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton a chance, he’s as dominant as (Ayrton) Senna or (Michael) Schumacher in certain periods.”