World media says Vettel unstoppable in title race

16 October, 2012

Race winner Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium. Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Korean Grand Prix, Race, Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea, Sunday 14 October 2012.Oct.16 (GMM) The world’s press thinks Fernando Alonso will be hard-pressed to regain (and hold) the lead of the world championship from Sebastian Vettel in the last races of 2012.

“Thanks to Adrian Newey’s genius, Vettel takes the lead,” La Gazzetta dello Sport said after the German’s third consecutive grand prix win on Sunday. “Now it will be difficult for Alonso.”

Italy’s Tuttosport agreed: “The world title is moving far away for Alonso. In Korea, Alonso lost more than just the lead of the championship. He also lost all hope. He has already started to cope with the disappointment of another lost season.”

Corriere della Sera added: “Alonso is still the best driver of all, but his car does not match his abilities.”

But Alonso had actually said in Korea that although Vettel has the “best car”, Ferrari is the “best team”.

“But in order to conquer this world title,” said Corriere dello Sport, “you need the best car and the best team.”

Even Alonso’s native Spanish press has “no illusions”. The Diario Sport newspaper wrote. “Vettel is the new leader and he has the best car.”

The sports daily Marca opined: “No one can stop Vettel now.”

France’s Le Figaro weighed in with: “For a few weeks now, Alonso has sat powerless at the helm of an insufficient Ferrari.”

Austria’s Kronen Zeitung was far more to the point: “Vettel is now the hot title favourite.”

And Italy’s La Repubblica concluded: “Alonso (in Korea) could not hide his disappointment. The wheel has turned.”

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  • Alonso_is_slow

    The best driver does not puntucre his tyre in the title race.

    Alonso is a loser.

  • Tamburello_1994

    Wouldn’t surprise me if S. Vettel won all the remaining races.

  • John

    The Ferrari has had the better car for many races, the team is just a bit duff right now. They’ve been the quickest to adapt to the nasty tyres, strategy is ok, but they need a faster driver.

    Vettel’s tiny lead in the championship is no indicator for this season’s outcome. It simply isn’t where one bad choice of tyre on one stint can see you going from winning a race to off the podium.

    One DNF from Vettel and Alonso can walk away with another gifted championship.

  • AlonsoFan

    Nothing is over till its over.I pray and hope that Alonso wins the title and then shows why he is considered among the best drivers of the grid.a bad day can happen to anyone even Vettel.

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