Can the unstoppable Sebastian Vettel make it four in a row?

Can anyone slow down the unstoppable Sebastian Vettel in Formula One? The 2010 and 2011 World Champion will be looking to win his fourth straight race on Sunday in the Indian Grand Prix.

With four races remaining in the 2012 season, Vettel is trying to make history as he looks to become the youngest three-time champion in Formula One. Earlier this season it didn’t look good for Vettel as Fernando Alonso had a big lead in the point’s race but Vettel has gotten hot at the right time and after winning in Korea two weeks ago, he now has a six point lead over Alonso. Vettel won last month in Singapore and followed that win with victories in Japan and Korea. He will now try and win his fourth race in a row, something he has never done in his career.

Vettel is not only the hottest driver in Formula one but he is also the defending champion of the Indian Grand Prix. So even though Alonso’s points were higher earlier this season going against Vettel probably wouldn’t be your best bet in this race.

Podium: race winner Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing, third place Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari
Podium: race winner Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing, third place Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari

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Last season Vettel already had the title wrapped up when they raced on the Buddh International Circuit in New Delhi. This year’s race is a different situation for Vettel as he is fighting with Alonso for the championship. "It's been an incredible season for all of us. After Singapore, it looks better for us than before. There are still some races left, and the car looks competitive.” Vettel said, “We just have to use the momentum and keep pushing in the upcoming races and see what happens."

Vettel is confident of his chances of winning but he realizes that the races are unpredictable. "It's a bit difficult to predict what's going to happen. We have to make sure that we finish the races first of all.” he said, “It's a tough championship so far but we're still in it. We're looking forward to the next couple of races, and obviously the target at the moment is to beat Fernando."

Vettel has been a win machine in his short time in Formula One as he has 25 wins in his 97 career races. He has won the pole 34 times and is the youngest driver in F1 history to win a race, win the championship, lead a race, win a pole, and score a point in a race. The greatest driver in F1 history, Michael Schumacher believes that Vettel is the future of Formula One. "Sebastian is an obvious role model," Schumacher said recently to a German newspaper, "I also think he will win this year's title, he has the right conditions for it. In the long term, I think he should go on to become Germany's Mister Formula One."

After Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix there will be just three races remaining in the Formula One season, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, The United States Grand Prix and the Brazilian Grand Prix.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Fernando Alonso , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Ferrari , Red Bull Racing
Article type Special feature
Tags featured, sebastien vettel