Formula One: Boos, snooze but Vettel poised for greatness
SUZUKA, Japan (AFP) - Sebastian Vettel has endured boos and his dominance has been called boring but he stands on the verge of true Formula One greatness by sealing his fourth straight world title this week in Japan.
One more crooked-finger victory salute from Vettel, coupled with an off-day by nearest rival Fernando Alonso, and the Red Bull man joins Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher as only the third four-in-a-row champion.
The amiable German, still only 26, would also tie Alain Prost's career haul of four titles, and lie one off Fangio's total of five compiled in the 1950s.
And yet another world championship next year in his rampaging Red Bull would see Vettel match Schumacher's five in a row won with Ferrari from 2000 to 2004.