All Sebastian Vettel needs is Fernando Alonso in his rear-view mirror

The equation is very simple for the German: Finish in top-four to deny Ferrari's Fernando Alonso any chance of pipping him to the drivers' championship.

updated: November 22, 2012 17:48 IST
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Sao Paulo: After helping his Red Bull team claim a stunning third consecutive constructors' world championship in Texas last weekend, defending drivers' champion Sebastian Vettel will seek, once again, to become the youngest triple champion in Formula One history in this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix.

In his 101st race, the 25-year-old German has a clear goal - to finish in the top four and thereby make it impossible for his only rival Fernando Alonso of Ferrari to overhaul his 13 points deficit and take his own third title. ( Related read: A clear 'to do' and 'not to do' for Vettel and Alonso in Brazil)

On paper, for Vettel, it sounds simple enough after a sequence of results that recently saw him reel off four straight wins before finishing third in Abu Dhabi, after starting in the pit lane, and then second in Austin last Sunday.

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