World media says Vettel unstoppable in title race
16 October, 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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