raymondu999 wrote:Let's face it - that's a better scenario than having a Massa-Alonso situation or a Button-Hamilton situation.
Absolutely. If one gets down to brass tacks, a Vettel era can be guaranteed based on on the rest of the team dynamic as much as the performance of the car and his personal driving skills. If there is an established understanding within the team, every aspect of the race can be focused on keeping the other teams behind and the top driver in front.
Although I highly doubt Vettel would actually do this, actually seeing a "Vettel Era" would mean that he could make almost any team a winning team. This doesn't mean that he could go to, say HRT, and they'd pull a Brawn/Benneton, but a meaningful team such as Mercedes or Lotus/Renault. Being able to bring his talents, his style, and his determination to a team and create a winning combination is the mark of an Era. Just as much as Senna was able to go from Lotus to Mclaren, Schumacher from Benneton to Ferrari. Vettel has some of that with his transfer from Toro Rosso to Red Bull, but the future is still unwritten.
Hmm...Vettel/Rosberg...with Schumacher still as consultant. I'd like to see that happen...