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08/16/11
f1
Germans say Vettel certain to win 2011 title  
Sebastian Vettel
(GMM)  Sebastian Vettel will certainly win the 2011 world championship, according to Germany.

The SID news agency commissioned market research company Promit to ask Germans if their countryman Vettel is a sure bet to become F1's first back-to-back world champion since Fernando Alonso five years ago.

An overwhelming 74.4 per cent answered yes, with only 11.8 per cent believing that one of the Red Bull driver's rivals - like Alonso or the McLaren duo - can win the 2011 title.

Lewis Hamilton, who along with his teammate Jenson Button as well as Ferrari's Alonso prevented Vettel from winning a single race in July, thinks he still has a chance.

"There are 200 points up for grabs and I will enter all the races believing I can win them," the Briton told the Daily Star newspaper.

"It is going to be an exciting run down to the last race in Brazil and I can't wait for the next round in Belgium.

"Our car's pace is there right now as we have shown with our wins, mine in Germany with the fastest lap and Jenson's in Hungary.

"The car's on song because of our excellent qualifying pace at both," said Hamilton.

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