Vettel VS Alonso: What they have to do

Vettel VS Alonso: What they have to do

25 November 2012 – Sunday marks the first time in F1 history that two drivers have headed into the season finale, each with a chance of picking up an historic third world title. Whether it’s Sebastian Vettel or Fernando Alonso, the 2012 Champion will steal Ayrton Senna’s record of becoming the youngest three-time title winner in the sport.

The raw facts of F1 2012:

Vettel: 1st / 273 points
- Sebastian VETTEL

Race wins: 5
Podiums: 10
Pole positions: 6
Fastest laps: 6
Points finishes: 16
Top five finishes: 15
Front row starts: 8
Retirements: 2

Alonso: 2nd / 260 points
- Fernando ALONSO

Race wins: 3
Podiums: 12
Pole positions: 2
Fastest laps: 0
Points finishes: 17
Top five finishes: 15
Front row starts: 3
Retirements: 2

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Vettel will pick up the title under the following circumstances:

- Finishing in the top four
- Finishing fifth, sixth or seventh if Alonso doesn’t win
- Finishing eighth or ninth if Alonso is third or lower
- If Alonso does not finish on the podium

Alonso is the new three-time World Champion if this happens:
- Winning with Vettel fifth or lower
- Finishing second with Vettel eighth or lower
- Finishing third with Vettel tenth or lower
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Gregory Haines
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Twitter: GregoryHainesF1

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