How Vettel's third title compares
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How Vettel's third title compares

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Vettel's third F1 crown was won in very different style to the first two. Edd Straw analyses how 2012-spec Vettel compares to the man who snatched the 2010 title and blitzed 2011

There's a feeling of deja vu about Sebastian Vettel winning his third Formula 1 world championship. But it would be a mistake to conclude that just because the vibe is so similar to last year, thanks to his mighty late-season run, his journey to the title was identical. Vettel has faced, and triumphed over, some very different challenges over the course of the season.

From Singapore onwards, the Red Bull RB8 has been the car of choice. It's this part of the season that has given the false impression, as Vettel has shown that uncanny knack to control a race from the front to perfection. That was Vettel in true 2011 trim. But even during that run, there have been some trials and tribulations.

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