Ecclestone predicts Red Bull dominance to end in new turbo era

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Sebastian Vettel with Bernie Ecclestone

Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone thinks that Red Bull might finally be beaten in 2014 as the sport enters the new V6 turbo power era.

“We’re going to have completely new cars, new engines, new rules,” he told Bild newspaper. “That will be the chance for Ferrari and Mercedes to catch up with Vettel.”

Ecclestone compared Vettel’s dominance to the Schumacher and Senna eras. But while Ayrton Senna was Hamilton’s hero, the 2008 World Champion insists that he is not sure he would like to enjoy Vettel-like dominance.

“Me, I don’t want [a driver] to be able to be that far ahead, I want to be able to fight with him or whoever,” Hamilton told the Independent.

Hamilton’s Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, however, told France’s L’Equipe that “What Red Bull are doing is the goal we have set for the forthcoming years”.

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo wouldn’t word it quite like that, but he would undoubtedly enjoy a Vettel-like era of dominance.

Indeed, when asked about the booing, the Italian told Tuttosport that the German is a “great driver”.

“In Singapore I saw a nice Ferrari test, we were the best of the ordinary, but I want to go back to being extraordinary,” Montezemolo added. (GMM)

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