Why Vettel is ready to be champion

Why Vettel is ready to be champion

Sebastian Vettel has learnt from the mistakes he made last year, and is determined to overshadow the likes of Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton in 2010. Tom Clarkson explains how he can do it

"If we had known at the start of 2009 what we know now," says Christian Horner, "I think we'd have won the world championship with the RB5. It was the best chassis in Formula 1."

These are strong words from the Red Bull Racing boss, and they illustrate the extent to which he thinks the team matured over the course of last year. At the start of '09 they had just three podiums to their name; by season's end they'd won a further 22 trophies and claimed the runner-up spots in the constructors' and drivers' world championships.

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