Nobody becomes a world champion at anything by accident, let alone a four-time world champion of Formula 1.
But people have short memories, and it's only taken four relatively underwhelming (by his own high standards) races for the critics to start climbing all over Sebastian Vettel's back.
Those who write off Vettel as an average driver who romped into the record books by lucking into the best car ignore the qualities that allowed him to make the most of the machinery at his disposal.
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Ben Anderson is Autosport's Grand Prix Editor and one of our track testers. He holds an undergraduate degree in journalism studies from the University of Sheffield and joined the title in March of 2008, after eight months working in local newspaper journalism for award-winning weekly the Surrey Mirror. He has raced karts and cars since the age of 11, and occasionally continues to do so around his reporting commitments for Autosport.@BenAndersonAuto More features by Ben Anderson