Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso in a tough battle for Championship glory
It looked as if Sebastian Vettel had helped design the race track at the Indian Grand Prix. Red Bull’s two-time successive World Champion led the race from start till end to grab victory with an astonishing lead.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso is now 13 points behind the Championship leader Sebastian Vettel. Nonetheless, Fernando Alonso did make the most out of the Indian Grand Prix. The Spaniard grabbed second position, therefore he still is in a tough battle with Sebastian Vettel.
With four victories in four consecutive races, Sebastian Vettel has made a huge comeback this season. The young German has also led every race and every lap for three consecutive races now. The last man to do so was the Aryton Senna in 1989.
Fernando Alonso hasn’t been able to grab victories, but the Formula One veteran has been trailing Sebastian Vettel with podium finishes. At the moment, Sebastian Vettel leads the Drivers Standings with 240 points. Fernando Alonso is at 227 points after his second place finish at the Indian Grand Prix.
In the post-race press conference Fernando Alonso was asked if he ever gave. The Spaniard joyfully responded by stating that both Red Bull drivers were superb on the track and it was hard to trail them for the 60 laps.
“No, obviously, it's not easy at the moment to fight with Red Bull but we will never give up,” Fernando Alonso said. “I think we are happy today, we have to congratulate them, they were fantastic this weekend so well done Red Bull, well done Sebastian - but yeah, we want to be happy and we want to enjoy Brazil, not only here so I'm sure we will do it.”
In spite of recording another victory, Sebastian Vettel understands that the tough Championship battle between him and Fernando Alonso will continue for the rest of the season. Sebastian Vettel believes that there is no point in worrying therefore he will enjoy the next race at Abu Dhabi.
“I have always enjoyed racing in Abu Dhabi so this has nothing to do with being in the lead or not. Plus, a comfortable lead is an elusive thing with three races to go,” Sebastian Vettel said. “But of course going there as the leader in the standings makes the track even more enjoyable. You start with the sun still high in the sky and then race into a fantastic dusk. That is quite something. Of course I hope that we will sail on the tailwind of our four wins and add a fifth!”