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Vettel to win again in Korea, but rivals will chase him hard

| 26.09.2013

Sebastian Vettel’s winning performance in the Singapore Grand Prix all but ended any hopes the rest of the F1 grid had of denying him a fourth successive championship.

After three wins on the spin the Red Bull ace now leads Fernando Alonso by 60 points with six rounds remaining and 150 points left on the table.

Vettel is 8/11 to win the Korean Grand Prix for a third time and the third in succession, a short price at a still relatively new venue with variable weather conditions.

Alonso hasn’t won since May, but in the last three races he has hauled his Ferrari up through the grid to finish second to Vettel each time.

The Spaniard won the inaugural race in Yeongam after Vettel’s engine blew up in 2010, and is 5/1 to win and cling on to his championship hopes.

Lewis Hamilton is 11/2 for a first win in South Korea, and has good form at the venue having taken the only non-Red Bull pole position of 2011 at the circuit, and should be near the front once the red lights go out.

Mark Webber took pole here last year before finishing second to his team-mate, and the Aussie is still seeking a first win of 2013 in his final year in F1.

He may be the oldest man on the grid, but the 37-year-old has been close to Vettel’s pace in recent races and is a tempting price at 33/1 to win, which many might consider backing each-way.

Kimi Raikkonen produced a sterling drive in Singapore to come from thirteenth to third on race day, despite suffering a trapped nerve in his back.

The Finn should be competitive on the fast sweeps of Korea with an upgraded Lotus and Raikkonen is 8/1 for a second win of the year.


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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.