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Champion-elect Vettel to continue his dominance in India

| 20.10.2013

Sebastian Vettel can become a four-time world champion in India, and given his form at the Buddh International Circuit it is highly likely he will do so.

The 26-year-old leads Fernando Alonso by 90 points with just 100 still up for grabs, and it’s now very much a matter of when Vettel wins the title, not if.

Since the Indian Grand Prix came on the Formula One calendar in 2011, Vettel has been the only man to win the event and is also the only driver to claim pole position there.

Further evidence of his dominance is the fact that no other driver has even led a lap in India, such has been the class of Vettel’s performances.

Given that he has also won the last five Grand Prix, a price of 4/9 for the Red Bull ace to win in India doesn’t seem too surprising.

After a quartet of scintillating performances which left rivals and neutrals praying for someone to step up and challenge Vettel for a race win, Mark Webber and Romain Grosjean duly did so in Japan.

Webber took pole at Suzuka and led for long periods of the race, but eventually lost out to Vettel in the closing stages.

Nevertheless the Aussie has been close to the pace of his young team-mate for most of the season and is a 7/1 chance to victory in India.

A man in great form currently is Grosjean. The Lotus pilot was third in Korea, and took the lead in Japan where he was the only man to be within touching distance of the superior Red Bulls.

The Frenchman has also out-qualified illustrious team-mate Kimi Raikkonen in six of the last seven races.

A longer wheelbase has brought Grosjean enhanced performance from his Lotus E21 and the man once labelled a ‘nutcase’ by Webber is a tasty 14/1 to top the podium for the first time.


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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.