VETTEL INCREASES LEAD

Sebastian Vettel managed to increase his advantage with Fernando Alonso to 50 points after the Italian Grand Prix. There are only seven races remaining in the season and Alonso came into the Italian Grand Prix with the hope of winning this home race for his team.

Vettel, though, was once again a dominant force as he managed to win his second consecutive race. He had won at the Belgian Grand Prix only a few weeks ago. As a result of this success, he now has a healthy advantage along with an extremely fast car. Read More

VETTEL MAY REGRET MOVE

The F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has said that Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel might regret passing Mark Webber despite the team orders being against such a move. Ecclestone has also said that the season is too early for teams to be passing out orders. Mercedes were also involved in a similar incident, as they ordered German driver Nico Rosberg to stay behind Lewis Hamilton despite being significantly faster than the Brit. Vettel and Webber were involved in a battle for a few corners before the Australian conceded his position. After the race, the 36-year-old was visibly disappointed and angry.

Red Bull, though, said in a statement that the matter will be dealt with internally as it has always been done. Team orders are nothing new to formula 1, although it has not been in place for the last few years. Ferrari were one of the first to be publicly criticised as a result of team orders. Red bull have been adopting a similar strategy in recent years, and Ecclestone has said that this may be good at later stages of the season. However, it is not understand it being employed after just two races in the campaign. Sebastian Vettel’s victory takes him top of the driver’s championship table with 40 points.

“At this stage of the championship, I do not believe there should be any team orders. It does not matter who it is. Let’s assume that these two guys are in a position to win the championship at the end of the year, then there is no way that Mark is going to help Sebastian. So Sebastian has to think about that. Maybe there will be a stage when he would like Mark to help him, but I don’t think Mark is going to come up front and do it,” said Ecclestone.

VETTEL HAPPY WITH POSITION

The Red Bull racing driver Sebastian Vettel has said that he is extremely happy with the qualifying position achieved in the Brazilian Grand Prix. This is the final race of the 2012 F1 world championship season. Vettel comes into this race 13 points ahead of the nearest rival Fernando Alonso, who has qualified in the eighth position. In order for Sebastian Vettel to win the race, he needs to finish at least above the fourth position if Fernando Alonso wins the race. Red bull have been consistently outpaced by McLaren in the practice and qualifying sessions of the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Yet, Sebastian Vettel was able to finish ahead of Fernando Alonso in the qualifying, which meant that he is in a great position to achieve the required result to win the title. As a result, he did not show any signs of stress after the qualifying session. He said that he is extremely happy with the outcome of qualifying. Alonso has stated that it is a very bad position for the team, and he needs help of some chaos in the race. Both Ferrari and Red Bull have been extremely similar during the weekend in terms of pace.

“Nowadays we don’t really have a wet set-up anymore, there are a couple of things you would like to change if it is really wet, but if it is not that wet then we will just put on the wet tyres and go from there. It was a good day for us, we had no major problems and I had a decent long run at the end,” said Sebastian Vettel after the qualifying session. There have been suggestions that Fernando Alonso has taken a gamble by going for the wet weather set up in qualifying due to the fact that that have been predictions of rain during the race.