especially having abu dhabi in mind, vettel didnt asses the risks correctly, and it was not in his hands that his car wasnt more damaged, brazil too.
Who won the WDC? Game, set, and match on that one.
top speed doesnt say, how quickly a car accelerates, or how early a car allows a driver to accelerate out of a corner.
Vettel has learned to pass, and he has gotten really good at it in a real short time.
Other drivers can see SV is special. Why else would Alonso feel the need to start a campaign demeaning another driver, one he couldn't beat on the track fair and square? Finding a mental weakness in Vettel was his only chance, and he knew it.
the words you use to describe it, shows a little lack of class, the class which you demand of alonso.
I stated the truth, nothing more. Building yourself up by demeaning another driver, one you can't beat on the track, is pathetic.
At least here in Canada. Judging by your response, maybe its normal behaviour where you come from. I don't know.
there was no media campaign, there was a little mind game between vettel and alonso, and both have contributed to it. so if alonsos mind games were pathetic (your words) then vettels were too.
That is flat wrong as has been clearly documented in the media the last months. You are either being disengenous or don't know the facts
as already pointed out, he didnt ignore it, he bounced back and in 2 out of the last three races, he showed a lot of nerves, with making crashes, accusing e.g. riciardo for his own faults, and overtaking off-track.
alonso drove in all of the last 3 races on the podium, beating massa (except in qualy, it was 2-1 for massa in, as it was 2-1 for webber against vettel) and he scored the most points of all drivers in the last 3 races, and you call it he failed to deliver (using your words, that claim is pathetic)
Didn't I already explain this to you? Here it is again: In sports, when you are ahead with the championship on the line, the smart thing to do is to become more defensive, and run out the clock or in this case the number of laps before your opponent can catch up. Obviously Vettel did it to perfection as he won his 3rd WDC.
Of course, if you aren't good enough, or you are weak mentally and fold under pressure, this strategy can fail and a younger, better, mentally tougher driver can pass you in the last race of the year to win the championship.
he believes in samurai-stuff in a metaphorically way (i personally not), nothing bad about it.
Really? Where you come from its normal for people to go around seriously saying they are a samurai? Here in Canada that makes you a grade "A" douche.
as shown, actually, if you analyse it everything what marko said was a construed bullshit to make vettel look better, which is per se not wrong, but the way he did it, it was not correct. anyway, he has the right to say what he thinks, but we have the right to analyse it and if he was wrong, to prove him wrong.
LOL. Vettel is a three time WDC, youngest of all time, and has accomplished something only managed by two drivers, two of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport. Vettel's place amongst the legends of F1 is secure. He knows it, Marko knows it, and Alonso knows it. There is absolutely no need for Marko to pump up Vettel, nor does he.
Edited by Winter98, 12 January 2013 - 03:28.