F1: Indian Grand Prix Preview
This weekend we are more than likely going to see Sebastian Vettel claim his fourth consecutive title and no-one can deny that he deserves it! Let’s take a look back to Japan and preview this weekends action.
Japan F1 Recap
Having had to watch the Grand Prix in a hotel room over a dodgy internet connection I may have got the wrong end of the stick but I thought that it was the most interesting race for a while! It all started with a different man on pole position in Mark Webber and as the race went on, it was never clear who would end up being the victor until later on in the race. Hamilton had the slightest of touches with Vettel at the start which saw some slight wing damage for Sebastian and a puncture for Hamilton which caused enough damage whilst trying to getting back to the pits to cause his retirement.
We were slightly robbed a close fight for first place that we were hoping for as both Vettel and Webber needed to pass Grosjean on fresher tyres. Vettel made light work of this while Webber struggled and took so long that he was unable to press Sebastian at the end of the race and this was just more evidence of why Vettel is running away with another championship.
Indian Grand Prix Preview
It’s the third and possibly last Indian Grand Prix with it not being on the calendar next year and so far it’s two for two in both qualifying and the race for Sebastian Vettel. It is a track which drivers like because it has some demanding high speed corners which flow into one another but this does mean that overtaking can be pretty limited and the racing hasn’t really delivered much excitement in the previous two years.
Any finish, fifth or higher for Vettel will secure him his fourth consecutive title and if Vettel does fail to finish, Alonso will need a first or second place to keep the title alive. With this, the title is over but there is still plenty to race for in the constructor championship. Thirty-three points separate Ferrari and Lotus with Mercedes in the middle so they will all be hoping to finish strong in second position with Lotus currently enjoying the best form out of the three.
- Sebastian Vettel
- Romain Grosjean
- Fernando Alonso
- Lewis Hamilton
- Mark Webber
Everyone expects Vettel to seal the title in style and I don’t see it happening any different. The pure dominance of Seb and the Redbull Racing / Infiniti Team has been evident all season. Grosjean has been driving superbly since the announcement of Raikkonen’s departure to Ferrari and his strong form may well continue.
The Indian Grand Prix is live on Sky and the BBC, here are the times:
Qualifying – Green light – 09:30
BBC 1 – 08:30 – 10:45
Sky F1 – 08:30 – 11:15
BBC 1 – 13:00 – 14:00 (replay)
Race – Lights out – 09:30
BBC 1 – 08:30 – 11:45
Sky F1 – 08:00 – 12:45
BBC 1 – 14:00 – 16:00 (replay)
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