Sir Jackie Stewart: 'Sebastian Vettel not a great'

Stewart: 'Vettel not a great'
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Sir Jackie Stewart says that Sebastian Vettel's car is a huge factor in his success.

Former Formula 1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart believes that Sebastian Vettel has not yet earned the right to be considered as one of the sport's all-time greats.

The German is on course to win his third consecutive title after his win at the Korean Grand Prix at the weekend gave him a six-point championship lead over Fernando Alonso.

However, Stewart is adamant that the Red Bull driver's car is the reason for Vettel's success.

"If you've got a superior car, it's relatively easy to win the championship," said Stewart.

"To really show you're one of the greatest, you have to deliver when you haven't got the best machinery.

"I have the highest respect for Sebastian, but he could not have achieved what he has without the [Red Bull design chief] Adrian Newey factor."

Stewart won the world championship three times.

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