Red Bull racing driver keeps on demonstrating that this season he has no rival in conditions to stop him. At Monza he clinched the eighth victory of the year and increased the difference over No. 2 to 112 points.??That in the 14th race of the season defending champion, Sebastian Vettel, will have the chance to revalidate his title resumes his superiority among the rest. With eight victories in 13 races and a 112-point lead over his closest rival, Spaniard Fernando Alonso, the 24-year-old German driver’s championship is imminent, and will turn him into the youngest F1 race winner to clinch back-to-back titles.????
His latest victory took place at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, September 11, race that he had won in 2008 under Scuderia Toro Rosso, and represented his first F1 career victory.?? Three years later he has climbed again to the summit of the podium at Monza circuit, with a time of 1:20:46.172 in 53 laps.
Far from suffering from an excess of confidence after the good results achieved this season and the comfortable lead over his opponents, Vettel has once again called for prudence, as he feels that until their rivals stand mathematical opportunities for the title his team must keep the feet on the ground.
Asked about the sensations experienced at Italy during the victory, Vettel confessed that the only way to make those feelings better was to have won the race with Ferrari, since Monza is considered as the ‘home’ of the F1 team.?? He believes that this venue has “the best podium in the world,” one that makes him “feel so blessed” when standing there.
Something interesting happened at Monza, the first five positions were taken by former F1 champions: Vettel (2010), Jenson Button (2009), Fernando Alonso (2005, 2006), Lewis Hamilton (2008), and Michael Schumacher (1994, 1995, 2000-2004), in order from first to fifth.
At Monza Vettel also clinched the 10th pole position of the season, tying his numbers from last year, which should definitely be improved considering that there are six races left and the German driver enjoys of a great present. But that he can tie Nigel Mansell’s record for most poles in one season isn’t as guaranteed, since the English driver clinched 14 out of 16 in 1992.
Up next is the Singapore GP at Marina Bay, from September 23-25, which was won in 2010 by Alonso, after holding a long battle with Vettel for No. 1. The German ended up second in a circuit where he has never won.
Despite admitting that in Ferrari they are no longer thinking about the title, Alonso doesn’t want to lose the fight for No. 2, which he currently holds with 172 points, just five more than Button and Mark Webber. He understands that they haven’t been as competitive as McLaren and Red Bull, but his sensations for Singapore are good, considering that out of the six races left, one suits their car better.????
In the race for the constructor’s title Red Bull Racing is also in the lead with a comfortable difference of 126 over No. 2 McLaren. Their duo has been able to finish every race this season, but the last one, which the Australian Webber was forced to abandon after tangling with Brazilian Felipe Massa from Ferrari.??????