F1 Brazilian Grand Prix

F1 Brazilian Grand Prix Preview: Interlagos, Brazil 27/11/2011

Published: 12/12/2011

Sebastian Vettel has completely destroyed the rest of his F1 peers in 2011 and the young German will be looking to round things off in tremendous style by romping to success at the end of November in Brazil, when Sao Paulo’s Interlagos circuit plays host to the final Grand Prix of the season.

Despite Vettel’s almost total domination on the track, the sport has not been without its thrills and spills over the last nine months.

Both on and off the grid, F1 fans have been treated to a lightening campaign of motorsport which has consisted of speedy entertainment, heated exchanges, public investigations and plans for forthcoming change.

The controversy and underlying tension associated with the Red Bull camp appears to have been stamped out by Vettel’s overwhelming success, which has ultimately left team rival Mark Webber resigned to being a clear, consistent second best.

At 35 years of age, many feel that the ageing Aussie’s best racing days are behind him, but Webber is still likely to show his ultra-competitive edge at least once more in Brazil where he will be hoping to steal Vettel’s thunder and end the season on a high.

The undulating track in Sao Paulo will not exactly play into his hands however, especially as the prolonged speed possibilities and fast corners have been adjusted in recent years, meaning Webber’s overtaking and straight line speed may not be seen to best effect.

Vettel will once again have McLaren boys Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button to deal with and the British pair have more than shown glimpses of their skill and capability throughout the calendar despite generally falling short.

Nevertheless, their anticipated rivalry has been somewhat overshadowed in the main by Vettel who has set a regular pace which has been far too hot to handle.

Hamilton and Button will be adamant on beating each other in the final race as well as their German counterpart, although they will perhaps have one eye on next season where they can start afresh and launch a fresh assault on the World Driver’s Championship.

Ferrari have had a below par season by all accounts and it is clear that the team will have to improve the car moving forward in order to get the very best out of Felipe Massa and the excellent dual World Champion Fernando Alonso.

Massa may well be the one to upset the odds at his home track however should Vettel or the Red Bull car fail to perform.

The Brazilian’s career has been stuck in reverse since his near title success of 2008, where he of course took the Interlagos chequered flag in dramatic fashion.

Nevertheless, that previous experience and the boost of a home crowd could easily spark a return to form for F1’s one-time hottest prospect.

If the previous races of the 2011 F1 season are anything to go by, the Brazilian Grand Prix should be a fantastic watch as well as a lively betting event.

Many punters will want to stay with renewed World Champion Vettel and it is understandable that few will back against him bringing down the curtain on what has been a momentous campaign for both him and the sport as a whole.

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Any odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of publishing (12/12/2011) but are subject to change.

12/12/2011     © Frixo 2024

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