Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

The Punter: Vettel can see off Schumacher record

Sebastian Vettel is taking after his fellow German Michael Schumacher in dominating the Grand Prix scene.

The 24-year-old is virtually over the line in winning back-to-back drivers' championships and is rated only 11-8 to make it a hat-trick next year.

A good wager considering his well established ability while he's 7-1 for the season's remaining five races.

Vettel, a 1-2 chance to win in Singapore after qualifying in pole position for the 11th time in 14 races this season, did just that in convincing fashion, making it nine wins in the series and leaving him requiring only one point in Japan this Sunday.

Only Schumacher has won more races in a single season — 11 in 2002 and a record 13 two years later.

With five races to go, Vettel can go one better. Schuey won the title seven times and Sebastian is 12-1 to surpass that.

Only one man can stop Vettel wrapping up his second crown and that's Jenson Button but the latter needs to win all remaining races without the young German picking up a single point and there's little chance of that unless Vettel for some reason, is prevented from competing.

Layers are certainly not taking any chances, quoting 40-1 Vettel fails in Japan to grasp that point and only evens he triumphs again from pole position.

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