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Vettel earned praise from Alonso five years ago.

Fernando Alonso predicted a warning for Sebastian Vettel at the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Fernando Alonso's words on Sebastian Vettel following the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2013 have turned out to be spot on.

Vettel went onto win the race in the November of that year for his Red Bull team, and he would go on to win the Drivers' Championship title as well.

The triumph five years ago was his fourth Drivers' Championship, having won the three previous back-to-back Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

That season Vettel reigned supreme, dominating races from start to finish as the German driver ultimately went onto wrap up another crown.

Fast-forward to the present day, and Vettel has struggled to keep up with Lewis Hamilton's own dominance this season, as the 2018 calendar heads towards its conclusion.

British driver Hamilton is closing in on his fifth Drivers' Championship as he aims to break records in the coming years in Formula One.

But rewind to Vettel's win at the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix, and Spaniard Alonso made the then bold prediction that Vettel wouldn't have it all of his own way in the years that followed.

And, of course, Alonso has been proven correct with the comments that he made following Hamilton's winning-spree in the sport. 

Now aged 31, and while he is still second within the Drivers' Championship standings, Vettel is someway behind Hamilton, having collected 264 race points as opposed to his rival's haul of 331 after the latter won in Japan on Sunday.

Alonso said: "Time will tell us, I think when he will have a car like the others, if he wins he will have a great recognition and he will be one of the legends in Formula One.

"When one day, he has a car like the others, when he is fourth, fifth or seventh, these four titles will be bad news for him.

"People will take these four titles, even in a worse manner than what they are doing now so they're are interesting times for Sebastian Vettel."

Topics:
Sebastian Vettel
Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
McLaren
Red Bull
Formula 1

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