Exclusive interview with Niki Lauda: Vettel raises the bar

Stephan Heublein

Former champion Niki Lauda believes that Sebastian Vettel will raise the bar even further. Autoblog UK investigates.

It doesn't matter how close qualifying is this year; Sebastian Vettel always ends up in front.
Niki Lauda: It was very difficult for him today. His car had to be rebuilt – the nose cone was replaced, and it was finished just five minutes before the start of practice. The car wasn't tuned to perfection and you have to give credit where it's due – he's just so good.