Alonso or Vettel? who has the advantage?


Alonso vs Vettel 2012 championshipSo 2 races remaining and the big question is already out there. Who have the inside line for the remaining two races on the American soil? I will not write 1,000 lines analyzing the circuit’s characteristics and the cars capabilities, because at the end I think we all know who have the inside line, don’t we? Since the Singapore GP Red Bull has shown that is the team to beat in any type of circuits, Adrian Newey has done it once again and unfortunately in this case as in many others the drivers are not the heroes.

However this does not mean that Red Bull team and driver will have an easy ride to their 3rd consecutive championship in these next two races left. Fernando Alonso has backed up his words delivering great results that have kept him in the fight for the title hunt. After the Abu Dhabi gran prix Ferrari’s chairman Luca Montezemolo have urged team principal Stefano Domenicalli to push even harder in order to give Alonso a car capable of winning races.

Although Ferrari may do a final attempt to deliver an improved car, we have seen in the past races how results have not matched even Ferrari’s engineer expectations; therefore we may see that happening again.

In terms of teammates help, I think Fernando may have the advantage on this one. Even though you are supposed to have only one teammate Alonso could well count with the help of former teammate/rival Lewis Hamilton, his own teammate Felipe Massa and even Mark Webber. In Webber’s case I don’t see him directly helping Alonso by letting him through but by impeding Vettel to score as many points as possible.

No matter who wins the championship, this season will go as one of the most competitive in the recent years, and as a fan that is what matters. Fernando and Vettel have now to concentrate even more on their goals and ask the almighty to ship away some much needed good luck, which has proven to be very decisive when it comes to winning races this year.