Helmut Marko bets on Vettel for the 2017 World title.

Helmut Marko, Red Bull’s consultant is betting on Sebastian Vettel winning the 2017 Formula 1 world championship title.

Vettel was at the top of the driver’s ratings after the Hungarian GP with a 14 point lead over his arch rival Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.

When Vettel drove for Toro Rosso, Marko was his guide in F1. After his stint in the junior team, Vettel was promoted to Red Bull where he won world titles every year from 2010 to 2013.

Ferrari signed Vettel in 2015 and ever since then he has been waiting for the time to reclaim the title. Marko believes that the time has come for Vettel to get the world championship crown.

Talking to the official Formula 1 website  Marko explained, “I believe in Vettel because I know his mental strength – and Ferrari has raised its game,”.

“Silverstone, I would say, was an exception – Ferrari was clearly the stronger car in the first half of the season and only due to various circumstances could they not materialise all their chances.

“What is fact is that we have been 60 points behind before the summer break – and still won the title with him!

“Seb will use this summer break to come back even stronger. That’s how I know him.”

Red Bull has not had much success in their F1 pursuit this year. They are a steady number three with Daniel Ricciardo bringing in their sole victory this year at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Speaking about their  third position, Marko said: “It is not good enough for Red Bull, but in our position, with the engine, it’s the best we can get.”

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