The winner of the last two world championships, and twenty five pole positions of the last thirty eight, Sebastian Vettel is certainly the benchmark for everyone else in Formula One right now. Vettel is driving immensely and many think he is on the verge of dominating the sport in such a way that hasn't been seen since the days of Michael Schumacher. However, despite his championship victories, some still doubt he is a great talent.
|Vettel led everyone in 2011|
|We saw Vettel's celebratory finger fifteen times in 2011|
In short, yes, Sebastian Vettel is a great. A true great. I would certainly class him right now as one of the top twenty or so drivers to ever have competed in F1. And he's going to take a hell of a lot of stopping in 2012. The difference in the 2010 Vettel and the 2011 Vettel was great, and if he can get better, it could be a long season for the other twenty three drivers.
Over the next few weeks I will be looking at the six world champions on the grid, as well as three other drivers, in articles like this, as we prepare for the start of the season.