Vettel is overrated, or should i say he is over hyped. hasn't really shown anything outside of making the most of his car. He is definitely fast, but how fast? I have no clue.
He is definitely a time attack king, but it would be disrespectful to drivers like Alonso, Shumacher, Hamilton, and even Button to say Vettel is on the same level.
I like his qualifying ability and race pace, however he is lacking in many departments. He is also going to fall behind the other new drivers in this department because he has the fastest car and is not getting much experience outside of leading from the front row.
Vettel is like a Rosberg to me, consistently faster than his teammate and always gets the most out of the car. And Rosberg is a little better because he can actually defend and overtake.
Come to think of it, all the german drivers are very similar. Very clean driving, very fast, and make full use of the machinery.
Vettel could be a WDC in the future, ie if he stays in the fastest car. I can see guys like Rosberg, Petrov, Hamilton, Alguashari challenging him in the future if they get the right car.
Until Vettel goes up against Alonso or Hamilton then i cannot rate him in the same class. I can't even put him above Rosberg as yet, even though rosberg doesn't have the wins and poles.
In fact he went up against Hamilton in china and was embarrassed, while people were saying he is the rain master, and there will be a showdown with Hamilton
More like a no show, so yes he is over hyped. Good in the rain , yes, but not the best.
I wont be surprised if Kimi comes back and is faster than him in the same car, keeping in mind kimi is top 5 for speed.