Sept.17 – Red Bull racing chief technical officer Adrian Newey says that Sebastian Vettel needs to grab his second successive world championship in his aggressive style
The Championship leader Sebastian Vettel passing on Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso to retake the pilot spot of the last race at Italy and he was confirm his second world title in his style.
“Sebastian doesn’t want to cruise to the world championship, he really wants to earn it,” Newey told Autosport. “That’s what you saw at Monza. It was a ballsy move.
“We knew it was going to be difficult for Seb to retake the lead. Ultimately, there was always going to be an opportunity to achieve that in the pitstops with the power of the undercut. But if we couldn’t do it on the undercut, it was going to be difficult.”
Newey has no worries that Vettel, who can seal his second consecutive world championship title in Singapore GP, has proved his overtaking prowess beyond doubt in recent races.
“What’s so impressive about him is that he very rarely makes the same mistake twice,” said Newey. “He learns and he keeps confounding the critics. Last year, people were saying he’s great if he gets out in the lead but he can’t overtake people. People won’t be saying that after the last few races.”
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