Well, I think Vettel showed the doubters that he can
So anyway, I have some Vettel statistics for you.
-If each of the 22 drivers who have taken part in any race this season in any car other than a Red Bull, McLaren or Ferrari were to pool their points, they would still be 1 point behind Vettel.
-Vettek has 87.4% of the maximum points on offer so far this season.
-If Vettel gets no points for the entire remainder of the season, based on others' performance to date, he would still win the Championship by 17 points. His closest contender would be Alonso on a projected 267 points.
-If Vettel hadn't taken part at all this season, meaning that everybody behind him gained a position in every race, based on performance to date, Hamilton's projected points after the full 19 races still would not beat the number of points Vettel has managed to accumulate in 13 races.