Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Korean GP F1 Lead to Vettal and Alonso
Heading into this weekend's Korean Grand Prix, the Formula One drivers' challenge is determining up as a duel between suspicious winner Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull and head Fernando Alonso of Ferrari. Vettel took his second successive plaid flag at the Japanese GP on Sunday to shift within four points of Alonso with five races left. Alonso's lead was additional battered after he stopped on the first turn in Suzuka. Vettel's dominating win from the pole at Suzuka made him the first driver this phase to record back-to-back victory, and he joined Alonso and Mercedes-bound Lewis Hamilton as the only drivers to win three times this period.
Despite his current achievement, Vettel said a lot of things can modify among now and the end of the period. "Things can modify very rapidly," said Vettel, who also won last year's Korean GP. "It's a great deal closer now but each weekend can be dissimilar. It's a very new schedule for all of us this year with back-to-back races in Japan and Korea and then in America and Brazil, so we just have to focal point on each person race and see what happens." Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo said Alonso has been a wounded of bad luck and, if not for the mistakes of additional drivers, would be in an improved location.
"We know we can calculate on the strongest driver approximately at the second, and it's only mistakes from others at Spa and again at Suzuka that have prohibited him from having a more contented lead over his rivals," Montezemolo said. Alonso was powerless to finish the Belgium GP after a stunning crash caused by Lotus driver Romain Grosjean. The Spaniard also not working at the Japan race after Lotus driver Kimi Raikonnen completed contact with his Ferrari at the first twist. "Let's not recall that," Montezemolo said. "But for those two collisions, today Fernando would contain had at least 30 points more and that's a traditional approximation."
Hamilton remains hopeful he can declare himself in the title pursue following his fifth-place finish in Japan reserved the McLaren driver fourth in the standings, 42 points off the guide. "I think we've had the possible to win together Korean races in the past," Hamilton said. "But I've never had a race weekend there on which all has gone quite right for me. We've got impetus on our side once again, so I head to Korea resolute to fight for victory." Raikonnen is still in disputation in third, 37 points back, in spite of not having won a race all period.