Red Bull boss Horner says Vettel `up there` with F1`s greatest

London: Red Bull boss Christian Horner has said that he believes Sebastian Vettel will go down as one of the greats of Formula One.

According to, Vettel moved a step closer to clinching a fourth successive F1 title following his victory in the Korean Grand Prix.

The German could seal the title as early as next week in Japan if he wins and rival Fernando Alonso, who came sixth on Sunday, finishes lower than eighth, the report said.

That will put Vettel in the same bracket as Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher, the only other drivers to claim four consecutive championships, with the latter the record holder with five in a row, the report added.

Asked whether Vettel was one of the best drivers of all time, Horner said that he has to be right up there, he has to be.

Horner said that the level at which Vettel was performing was unbelievable in many respects.

The Red Bull boss also said that if the German achieves four titles in a row, people would have to put him in the same bracket as Fangio and Schumacher.