Who deserves their 3rd World Championship?
Just days away from crowing a triple World Champion
And the time has finally come for Brazil - it’s going to be the place that every single motorsport fan would like to be this weekend. The title is down to just two drivers: Spanish favourite Fernando Alonso and the youngest driver ever to be, and current World Champion, Sebastian Vettel. Both are trying to achieve their 3rd title in F1 which is a very special and respectful mark for many drivers. One example is the late, great Ayrton Senna was a three times champion so they would join an elite list of legends.
So let’s analyse this year’s performance of the drivers of the moment. Firstly, the contender, Fernando Alonso - 2nd in the drivers’ championship; won three times (Malaysia; Valencia and Germany) and finished on the podium nine times; retired twice and had that amazing qualifying lap at Silverstone, for me one of the best moments of this year season.
Then we have the German wonder boy Sebastian Vettel - 1st in the championship with an advantage of 13 points; number five is his lucky number this year: after he has won and finished on the podium five times each. One of his highlight moments of this season has to be the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which he started from the pit lane and drove a fantastic recovery to finished 3rd.
So with this in mind, the big question is: Who deserves to be the champion? On one hand Alonso has been a hero in a Ferrari that wasn’t very fast throughout the entire season; as shown demonstrated numerous times by their weak qualifying, yet keeping himself in the hunt for the championship. On the other hand, Sebastian has demonstrated his enormous talent but he is a strong contender for the prize of the luckiest guy on earth as he never suffers any reliability issues with his Red Bull (no doubt the best of car them all), compared with his teammate Mark Webber for example. Vettel does have the alternator uncertainty hanging over him though, as the team will be running a brand new version of the troublesome unit for the final race this weekend.
If I had to bet I would have to choose Vettel because he has everything in his hands: a point’s advantage, the best car, and his recent form has been absolutely brilliant so he’s highly motivated. Alonso has done fantastic things but he as too many obstacles to overcome such as an off the pace Ferrari, a championship points disadvantage and even a win at Interlagos could not be enough in the overall picture. Let’s hope the boys can give as a fantastic weekend full of surprises and “may the best man win”.
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