Fernando Alonso believes in Ferrari for Championship glory, but Red Bull has an edge
Well, well, well… The Championship battle between Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel has turned into a full scale war. The young Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel recorded his third successive win at Korean Grand Prix on Sunday to topple the Ferrari driver from the top of the Drivers Standings.
With this victory Sebastian Vettel has acquired a six-point lead over Fernando Alonso in the Championship battle. The 25-year-old Red Bull driver, who plans on grabbing his third consecutive Championship title, now leads the pack with 215 points.
Fernando Alonso had already labelled the remaining season as a “mini-championship” between him and Sebastian Vettel. It appears as if his statement was correct, but this Championship battle is threatening to turn into a one-sided affair if Fernando Alonso loses more points than he already has.
The Spaniard was out of luck in the past couple of races. Fernando Alonso has been forced to retire due to collisions in a number of races this season. Due to these DNF results, Fernando Alonso lost a huge lead in the Championship.
It’s surprising how long Fernando Alonso has managed to remain on top of the Drivers Standing considering that he has recorded only a couple of wins this season. Podium finishes and good results is what kept Fernando Alonso on top of the Drivers Standing until now.
In his post race interview on the podium, Fernando Alonso admitted that he was happy with the results of the race and the performance of his car. The 31-year-old also claimed that better results could be expected from him in the future.
“Yes, definitely. I think we have to be happy with the performance today, we finished third and fourth, just behind Red Bull that at the moment are difficult to beat,” Fernando Alonso said. “So, it was a good day for the team, for Felipe, for me, and I think we also overtook McLaren in the Constructors’ Championship, which is something that maybe we didn’t expect two or three races ago, so definitely we are moving in the right direction.”
Red Bull dominated the race once again. Sebastian Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber came in second, just ahead of third placed Fernando Alonso. Fernando Alonso admits it will be a tough but achievable task to overcome Red Bull in the last four races of the season.
“We just need a little last step to be as competitive as Red Bull and I think it will be a beautiful last four races to the end,” Fernando Alonso concluded.