Vettel: I won't dominate season

April 13, 2011 - 0:0

Sebastian Vettel has said that he won't be able to dominate the drivers' championship this season, despite having won the opening two grands prix to open up a 24 point gap.

Vettel took victory in Malaysia to add to his opening win in Melbourne this year, and has won five of the last six races in total. His second triumph of the season was a lot closer than his first however, and although he already leads the standings by almost a race victory, the 2010 world champion said it was clear that it was going to be another tight season.
""Some people were already talking of brutal dominance,"" he told The Telegraph. ""But we've only had two of 19 races. We've seen within a matter of days how the pace can vary, with it much tighter in Malaysia than in Australia.""
Vettel also pointed to last year's world championship, which he snatched from the resurgent Fernando Alonso at the final race in Abu Dhabi, as proof that there is no way of predicting how the season will pan out.
""Look at last year with Fernando Alonso. People wrote him out of the championship, but he was the favourite going in to the last race.""
Jenson Button, who finished second in Malaysia to become Vettel's closest title challenger, agreed with him, saying one retirement would change the whole outlook for the year ahead.
""The championship is wide open,"" Button said. ""Sebastian has 50 points. He's got a reasonably good lead but we are getting closer and closer. I know he backed off at the end in Malaysia but, if you see our pace throughout the race, we were as quick as him. If he doesn't finish the next race and I win, I lead the championship. It can turn around this week.""
(Source: ESPN)