Korean GP Preview: Red Bull on a charge?

Korean GP Preview: Red Bull on a charge?

In just two races Sebastian Vettel has trimmed Fernando Alonso's points lead from 37 to four. The championship looks increasingly like a two-horse race - and ominously it's the Red Bull that is on a charge...

After his untimely, but self-inflicted, exit from the Japanese Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso referred to the final five races of the season as a "mini-championship". This weekend's race in Korea marks the start of the play-off for the drivers' title that will likely make either the Spaniard or Sebastian Vettel, who trails him by four points, a triple champion. Unfortunately for Ferrari, it's the German who appears to hold most of the cards.

Car Performance

The Red Bull was unbeatable at Suzuka, allowing Vettel to become the first back-to-back winner of 2012. By contrast, Ferrari's form is shaky. On one-lap pace, Red Bull and McLaren appear to have the edge and even though the Sunday pace of the Ferrari is far stronger, it still wouldn't have been enough to win on Suzuka form.

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