Brazil

Last Race: 09th Nov Brazil

Brazil GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Lewis Hamilton
3 Felipe Massa

Stewart betting on a fourth for Vettel

Thursday 22nd August 2013

Share:

Stewart betting on a fourth for Vettel

Stewart betting on a fourth for Vettel

Despite Lewis Hamilton winning the last race in Hungary, Jackie Stewart reckons this year's title is still Sebastian Vettel's to lose.

The Red Bull racer is once again in charge of this year's title race, taking four victories and 172 points in the first half of the campaign.

Vettel's dominance, though, has come second to Mercedes in recent weeks as the Brackley squad has claimed three of the last five victories.

And although the latest grand prix went to Hamilton, who closed the gap to Vettel to 48 points, Stewart believes Vettel is the firm favourite to take this year's World title.

"Lewis Hamilton drove an extremely good race at Hungary. He was both fast and aggressive and the Mercedes certainly worked that day," the triple World Champ told IANS.

"However, I would still have to bet on Vettel for the title as Mercedes have not yet stabilised their performance and that applies to both Lewis and to Nico Rosberg."

He added: "It's very clear that the Mercedes, under the direction of Ross Brawn, are constantly getting more competitive. But I am sure that Adrian Newey will still keep Vettel and Red Bull competitive enough for the Constructors' and Drivers' Championship."

Pressed as to Fernando Alonso's chances, given that the Ferrari driver is third in the standings, one point behind Kimi Raikkonen and 33 adrift of Vettel, Stewart believes the Spaniard has been let down by his team.

"The Ferrari has to be a better car before Alonso can seriously look at the Championship and I don't think that can be achieved this year," he said as Ferrari have lost ground in the Paddy Power betting odds for the Constructors' Championship.

F1 Prepares For 2014 Title Showdown

Editor's Picks

NTF1News: Disney Movie

NTF1News: Disney Movie

Among news items this week, tales of the Honey Badger, plus Disney's new movie about the engine row - Un-Frozen...

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg kept his lock-ups to a minimum as Turn 4 came back to haunt Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos...

Winners And Losers: US GP

Winners And Losers: US GP

It was a gripping race in the Lone Star state with a clinical victory for Lewis Hamilton to make it five wins in a row...

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Jenson Button says he would have no problem partnering Fernando Alonso at McLaren as "nothing scares" him...

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...