In The Driver's Seat

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, two different characters jostling to be next legend

With seven races left, a lot can happen before either Hamilton or Vettel can emulate Fangio

This year has delivered the long-awaited fight between Mercedes and Ferrari, and either Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel will match the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio's tally of five World Championships. The great Michael Schumacher leads with seven world titles.

Their rivalry echoes that of Ayrton Senna v Alain Prost and Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal, the two strongest proponents fighting mano a mano.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2018, with the headline 'Two different characters jostling to be next legend'. Print Edition | Subscribe