Quadruple world champion Alain Prost says that Sebastian Vettel is ‘a great champion’ and reckons he will go on to win more titles.
Vettel matched Prost’s feat of winning four titles after claiming victory at the Indian Grand Prix.
Prost, who currently works as an ambassador for Renault, won the championship in 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993.
“I’m delighted to see Sebastian win the title,” he said.
“He is a great driver and he has had some outstanding wins this year, some of the best of his career so far. Singapore was one of those wins: he was fighting all the way but he made it look easy, which is always a mark of a worthy winner.”
“You can see he is methodical in his approach, builds a strong team around him that is 100% motivated for success and is entirely focused on the end result.”
Despite the technical regulation changes coming into force next season, Prost does not think that Vettel’s 2013 title will be his last.
“He is a great champion and I don’t think this title will be his last.”
“He has a good team around him, stability with the technical team and with Renault, and of course he is still young enough to challenge for more.
“I’m pleased to see him equal my four titles. I wish him all the best to go on and win others and become a great Renault champion.”
Vettel’s title means that Renault has won five titles in the V8 era of the sport.
“Congratulations to Sebastian on his fourth title,” added president of Renault Sport Jean-Michel Jalinier.
“He has shown great panache this year against very tough competition and fully deserved to win this season. It is a proud moment for Renault too, as Sebastian has taken the number of drivers’ titles we have to which we have contributed to 11, five of which have been won with the Renault V8 engine.”