Vettel says dominance of Formula One not turning off fans
Associated Press in Suzuka, Japan
On the verge of claiming his fourth straight Formula One title, Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel doesn’t think his overwhelming dominance has made the sport less interesting for fans.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was quoted after Sunday’s Korean Grand Prix as suggesting that Vettel’s dominance risks putting fans to sleep, similar to the era when Michael Schumacher was dominating 10 years ago with five straight titles from 2000 to 2004.
Vettel has won eight of 14 races this season and will be aiming to clinch his fourth successive title at Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix. If he wraps up the title at Suzuka, the German driver will join compatriot Schumacher and Argentine Juan-Manuel Fangio as the only men to win four consecutive titles.