Sebastian Vettel has all but secured his second title with five races remaining, which has led to two of his main rivals, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, praising his performances.
The Red Bull driver has finished on the podium at every single race but one, and that was his home race in which he finished fourth.
That’s led to the German accumulating a massive 284 points, 112 more than his nearest rival, Alonso, who had the following to say about the 24-year-old.
“This year, he has made no mistakes or very few mistakes. Last year we had a little bit more chances.
“Red Bull were also very dominant last year, but they had some trouble in some races. I remember in Turkey they crashed together, and in some other races they had mechanical failure, engine problems, etc.
“This year they improve these problems. The car is still as quick as last year but they finish all the races. He is the only one to finish all the races. Plus he is driving very, very well.
“When you have a dominant car it is easy to do a pole and win a race, but there have been occasions when the conditions were very tricky and he managed to put the car on pole and drove a perfect race from start to the end.”
Meanwhile, Hamilton, who currently occupies fifth place, praised Vettel’s ‘controlled’ and ‘consistent’ results.
“He has really driven very, very well. He has finished first and second in all the races apart from one, massively consistent, massively controlled, his persona, his attitude has been very professional.
“He has made very few mistakes, and even the two small mistakes he has made have not been very costly. I take my hat off to him.”