Vettel now has 'the benefit of experience'

© Ubaid Parkar, 23 September 2012
© AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

SINGAPORE -- Sebastian Vettel is now a much mature driver according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner, considering how the German has kept himself in contention for the title this year.

The defending champion registered a “timely win” at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, closing the gap to championship leader Fernando Alonso in a weekend following his retirement at the Italian Grand Prix two weeks ago.

“I think he has the benefit of experience now. He has never given up. He has had some adversity thrown at him and I have never seen his focus going into a Grand Prix as he was this evening,” Horner said.

Vettel started from third on the grid but benefitted from a good start and the retirement of the Lewis Hamilton from the lead. But the German was able to keep with the McLaren before the Briton’s exit to keep him in contention throughout the race although qualifying suggested otherwise.

“I’d love to be able to give you an explanation for that but I’m not going to bullshit you because we have no idea!” Horner said referring to the qualifying result. “For some reason the grip didn’t feel on there, particularly in the last run. We need to go away and analyse it.”


Want to be the fastest to lap up F1 content? ‘Follow’ us on TWITTER and ‘like’ us on FACEBOOK.


Nike Air 1999 Jordan 5 Fire Red size 8.5 DScheap jordans for sale2008 NIKE AIR JORDAN COUNTDOWN PACK COLLEZIONE CDP 16/7 MULTI COLOR SIZE 11cheap jordans for saleNike Air Jordan Retro 6 VI GMP Gold Medal Size 12cheap jordans for saleAir Jordan Retro XIII 13 Low Midnight Navy/Hornets 310810-107 Size 10 No Boxcheap jordans for sale(937) 100% Authentic Nike Air Jordan 21 Playoff Sz 13 White/Black/Redcheap jordans for sale2003 Nike Air Jordan I 1 Retro Black Patent Metallic Gold sz 9cheap jordans for saleNike air foamposite pro pure platinum Jordan Size 12 PADS Retro 1 3 4 11 13 Bredcheap jordans for saleNike Air Jordan Flight Runner 2 Black Red 8 New in box NIBcheap jordans for saleNIKE AIR JORDAN RETRO 1 HIGH OG "SHADOW" SOFT GRaY/BLACK 555088 014 men SZ 10.5cheap jordans for sale