Vettel deserves legendary status
Vettel is potentially a week away from winning his fourth successive Formula One world title after another cruise in South Korea. Despite two safety car periods, Vettel managed to keep his rivals at bay again to claim his fourth win in a row this season and the 34th of his F1 career.
Closest title rival Fernando Alonso could do no better than sixth in his Ferrari, meaning there is now a 77-point gap between the 32-year-old Spaniard and 26-year-old German.
Should Vettel take the chequered flag in next Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix and Alonso is ninth or worse, the former will again be cracking open the title-winning champagne. That will put Vettel in the same bracket as Fangio and Schumacher, the only other drivers to claim four consecutive championships, with the latter the record holder with five in a row.
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