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Irvine questions Vettel Credentials

Irvine questions Vettel Credentials

Ex-Formula 1 racer Eddie Irvine has described four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel as “massively overrated” ahead of the 2019 season.

Ferrari ace Vettel was second best once again in 2018, as Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton managed to cruise to what was his fifth Drivers’ Championship crown.

Former Ferrari driver Irvine has now produced some scathing comments regarding Vettel and feels the German is way off being at the same standard as his English rival Hamilton.

“I think Vettel is good if he is at the front and doesn’t have anybody to race. When you watch Lewis race, he’s focused on racing and Lewis is really focused on getting ahead of the other guy,” he said.

“Vettel, when he is racing is someone, is focused as much on the other guy as he is on where he is going and inevitably crashes into the other guy, which happens nearly all the time.

“I think Vettel is a good driver, but as a four-times world champion, I just don’t see it. I think he is massively overrated, he’s a one-trick pony and Lewis has a much broader talent.”

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