Alonso’s Relentless Pursuit

With only seven races left in this years Formula 1 World Championship, there is a maximum of 175 points still on offer.

Sebastian Vettel leads the championship with 222 points to his name with his closest opponent, Fernando Alonso, sitting on 169.

Though Vettel seems to be utterly dominating the championship, it is remarkable to find that nine drivers still have a mathematical chance at winning the Drivers’ Championship.

Driver

Current Points

Difference

Sebastian Vettel

222

Fernando Alonso

169

-53

Lewis Hamilton

141

-81

Kimi Raikkonen

134

-88

Mark Webber

130

-92

Nico Rosberg

104

-118

Felipe Massa

79

-143

Romain Grosjean

57

-165

Jenson Button

48

-174

Realistically, however, Alonso is the only threat to Vettel claiming his fourth straight Driver’s Championship as Lewis Hamilton (currently sitting 3rd) sits over the equivalent of three race wins behind Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen is a further seven points behind him.

Vet Alo MonzaBut is Alonso really that much of a threat to Vettel?

If Vettel wishes to comfortably keep hold of his present status of ‘World Champion’, then he will want to win at least four out of the seven remaining races and furthermore, keep Alonso behind him as much as possible.

Also, as we have seen before, regardless of whether or not his car is capable of winning, Alonso will squeeze out every bit of potential his Ferrari has in an effort to claim victory.

And although Vettel has proven himself time and time again, and his and his car’s consistency have allowed Red Bull to constantly stretch out their overall lead, Alonso has not wavered in his pursuit.

Therefore, Alonso is indeed a threat to Vettel’s championship hopes.

If Vettel is winning races he will obviously claim the championship once again, but the wins won’t come easy. Especially when the fiery Spaniard that is Alonso, is running hot on his heels.

Will Vettel hold on to win the Drivers’ Championship? You can see for yoursel by grabbing F1 tickets for U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of Americans in November.

Topics: Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Red Bull Racing, Scuderia Ferarri, Sebastian Vettel

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