How Vettel rescued his title bid

How Vettel rescued his title bid

Half a lap into the 2012 title decider, it looked all over for Sebastian Vettel. Adam Cooper examines how Vettel and Red Bull turned a seemingly impossible situation around

One lap into the Brazilian Grand Prix all seemed lost for Sebastian Vettel. Not only was he dead last, his car had received a hefty thump, and was carrying some damage. Meanwhile Fernando Alonso had jumped up to third and was thus already primed to take the world championship.

And yet some 70 laps down the road Vettel was in sixth place, and had secured his third title. So how did he do it?

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