Formula One 2010 Rd.16 Japanese GP: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) at autograph session on Thursday. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A question many fans will be asking themselves at the moment, either willing Sebastian Vettel on to take his third consecutive World Championship, or wondering what on earth Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso can pull out of the bag to stop him.
As the Formula 1 circus heads into Abu Dhabi, Vettel has a 13 pint lead on the World Championship and is looking on course to take his third consecutive title, so main rival Fernando Alonso is going to have to pull something special out of the bag to stop him.
How Vettel can win
The most obvious answer is for him to just keep doing what he’s doing now, which is dominating. In India he equalled Ayrton Senna’s record for leading every lap in three races, he’s not giving anyone else a look in.
The remaining three races look to benefit Red Bull as they’ve reigned supreme in Abu Dhabi and Brazil in recent years. Sandwiched between the two is the inaugural American GP, which has a first sector that looks like it will favour the Red Bulls. The huge back straight however, will benefit the Mercedes powered cars as they have the longest straight line speed, though you wouldn’t have known that watching Senna overtake Rosberg in India last weekend.
How Alonso can win
For the first part of the year while we were seeing a different winner each race, Alonso was consistently picking up points allowing him to lead the Championship. As Red Bull got over their start of the season woes, they became more confident and felt more at home in the car and it’s showing. Read the rest of this entry →