F1: US Grand Prix This Weekend, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Vs MBZAMG the Highlight
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel’s quest for a 5th F1 world championship is the focus this weekend after he retired for the 2nd time in 3 races in the Japanese Grand Prix.
Mr. Vettel trails championship leader Lewis Hamilton, who has won 4 of the last 5 Grands Prix, by 59 points with 4 races and 100 points up for the winner/s
Mr. Hamilton has the momentum as he heads the Austin, Texas Circuit of the Americas for the United States Grand Prix, a venue where he has triumphed 4X in 5 attempts.
The 3.43-mile Texas circuit features dramatic elevation changes, blind and off-camber corners and high-speed changes of direction.
Mr. Vettel is the only driver than Mr. Hamilton to win at Austin, taking the Chequered Flag ahead of Romain Grosjean in Y 2012, and he will need to repeat that to keep his title challenge alive.
If Mr. Hamilton wins at Austin and Mr. Vettel finishes 6th or lower, the lead MercedesAMG driver will clinch his 4th world title, equaling Mr. Vettel and Alain Prost on the all-time winners list.
Should Hamilton finish 2nd, he can still clinch the title if Mr. Vettel finishes 9th or lower.
Note: of the 14 races Mr. Vettel has finished this year, just once has he failed to cross the line in the Top 4.
Ferrari’s reliability is the Key, which has suffered in the last few races and has all but ended its chances of clinching a first constructors’ championship since Y 2008.
Ferrari trails MercedesAMG by 145 points heading to Austin and must outscore its rival by 17 points to extend the dual to Mexico City.
Red Bull Racing’s advisor Helmut Marko believes his team has the best chassis on the grid now and it could be a threat to Mercedes and Ferrari this weekend at Austin.
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