Fernando Alonso, and not Lewis Hamilton, is the man to take the fizz out of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and stop the German winning his fourth consecutive Formula One world championship.
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Red Bull's team principal, Christian Horner, has refused to rule out a dream pairing of Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso next year.
The swaggering ease of the world champion Sebastian Vettel's victory in the Canadian Grand Prix – Red Bull's first success on the North American continent – disguised the fact that this was a highly entertaining race, unfortunately marred by a fatal accident to a track marshal.
Fernando Alonso is the man to beat in this year's Formula One world championship and not the title holder and current leader, Sebastian Vettel, according to Lewis Hamilton.
Fernando Alonso completed his three-day shift behind the wheel of the new Ferrari by topping the time sheet at the Circuit de Catalunya on Thursday.
In the Red Bull garage on Friday the mechanics, preparing for the two practice sessions, were busier than sailors in a storm, although a storm is the very last thing they want here on Sunday.
Formula One arrived in Brazil for the showdown between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso for the drivers' title, with each driver having his own concerns leading up to Sunday's finale.
Lewis Hamilton explained on Sunday night how he coaxed his car home to win the first United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of Americas and keep alive the Formula One world title pursuit until the final race in São Paulo next week.
Fernando Alonso, the most frightening sight in a racing driver's rear-view mirror, sounded remarkably composed as he explained how he would beat Sebastian Vettel to this year's world championship.