Chinese

Last Race: 12th Apr Chinese

Malaysian GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Sebastian Vettel
Bahrain

Next Race: 19th Apr Bahrain

Prost: Merc won't challenge for title

2013-02-27 14:43:00

 RSS

Share:

Prost: Merc won't challenge for title

Alain Prost believes Sebastian Vettel will win the Championship this year, while he also feels Mercedes won't be in the title hunt...

Four-times World Champion Alain Prost believes Sebastian Vettel will win the Championship this year, while he also feels Mercedes won't be in the title hunt.


Having won the Drivers' crown the past three seasons, Vettel is looking to become only the third driver after Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher to win it four years in a row.

With Red Bull once again appearing to be in a strong position, Prost is throwing his weight behind the German for the 2013 title.

"Oh yes, although I hope he doesn't have a start to the season like he did two years ago when he won four or five races in a row," Prost is quoted as saying by Reuters.

While Vettel and Red Bull will be the ones to beat, Prost admits it is difficult to know who will be his main rivals, although he feels Mercedes are unlikely to be among the front-runners.

"He is still the favourite. Behind him, it's hard to say," said Prost who won his titles with McLaren and Williams.

"Will losing (Lewis) Hamilton and having a young driver in his place be destabilising (for McLaren)? Mercedes will not be challenging for the title, I don't think so. Alonso could be the most dangerous behind Vettel and why not an outsider like (Lotus' Kimi) Raikkonen or (Romain) Grosjean?"

A gallery isn't a gallery without some cool pics

Editor's Picks

The New Red Bull Front Wing

The New Red Bull Front Wing

Red Bull frustrated by both the performance and fragility of the Renault powerunit continue to develop the RB11...

Team-Mate Wars: China

Team-Mate Wars: China

In F1, the first person you have to beat is your team-mate. And if not, just moan about them...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

Merc Debut New Front Wing

Merc Debut New Front Wing

Mercedes arrived in Shanghai armed with upgrades for their W06 including an interesting front wing design...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...