Williams tips Vettel as next big star

Lewis Hamilton's next big rival in the fight for world championships will be Sebastian Vettel, claims team boss Frank Williams

Williams tips Vettel as next big star

With Vettel's talents shining through so well this season, and resulting in his and Scuderia Toro Rosso's maiden victory in Italy, Williams is convinced that the young German will go on to bigger things very soon.

"I think Vettel will win championships given the right team within two years - he is the new one," said Williams, whose team handed Vettel his first Formula One test at Jerez in September 2005 as a prize for winning German Formula BMW championship the year before.

"He will be challenging Lewis soon, although Lewis now has coming up for two seasons of experience. He (Vettel) looks outstanding for a 21-year-old though."

Williams says he is a bit taken aback that Vettel has ended up in the Red Bull family, however, having had such close ties with BMW.

"I have often asked myself that he started in Formula BMW and part of the reason (for that) is that Mario (Theissen)'s team can know all the young talent coming up. So I am surprised in some ways he has turned up at Red Bull."

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