How mental strength let Vettel down in 2017

How mental strength let Vettel down in 2017

You don't win four world championships without having all the skills required to be a Formula 1 great. But one of those key traits deserted Sebastian Vettel when he needed it most this year, and that's why the 2017 title fight is already over

He might be Ferrari's man now, but they can't speak highly enough of Sebastian Vettel down at Red Bull. That's hardly surprising given he won four consecutive Formula 1 world championships for the team. But there's more to it than that. Like all truly great drivers, Vettel left a lasting impression.

"Sebastian is mentally very strong - he's very committed, very determined; he's very sharp, he misses nothing, so his complete package is astonishingly good," says Red Bull's chief engineer Paul Monaghan.

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