Damon Hill rates the F1 title contenders
Any of the top five teams in Formula 1 looks capable of winning this year, which means at least 10 drivers could be in the podium hunt. 1996 world champion Damon Hill gives his verdict on the top 10's strengths and weaknesses
Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
It seems quite ridiculous to say this, but with what's happened with Sebastian Vettel so quickly and in such a condensed timeframe, it seems like he's too young to be regarded as an all-time great. But he is. He's absolutely in the pantheon of the greats on merit. He's achieved all those victories, broken all those records, and it's an incredible foundation when you think, 'what's he going to do over the next 10 years?'
But look at other sports: Boris Becker was 17 when he first won Wimbledon, so it's not unusual outside motor racing to achieve greatness at an early age because you effectively get old very quickly in athletic sports. I think we're going to have to get used to that in years to come in motorsport.
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