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'More than perfect race' for Alonso

"It's also true that this afternoon, before the start, our prospects had changed," he agreed. "Definitely, the way the race played out and the incidents that occured, did not do us any favours in light of the championship, but these are circumstances over which we have no control."

Now the title fight heads to the United States and the inaugural Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Vettel could easily clinch the title there, if he manages to outscore Alonso by 15 points or more.

"Let's hope we can get a good result and put on a good show in an important country like the United States," said Alonso. "[It's] a new circuit for everyone: we have just had a taste of it on the simulator, but the track is something else."

The question is whether the track will suit Ferrari or their Red Bull rivals, and whether the title battle will be decided there on November 18 or will roll on the season finale at Sao Paulo in Brazil the following weekend.




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James taylor - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 8:52 PM

Vettel is the luckiest driver out there. He got the right brakes at the perfect time while driving the fastest car. Ferrari with all the euros and power can't give Alonso a better machine. He would had been faster on a Vespa or even a donkey If Fernando had been driving a better machine the title would had been long over. Then when Vettel won his first WDC it was also a gift from Ferrari :(



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