EJ: Seb’s rivals taking each other out

Date published: August 8 2011

Eddie Jordan reckons Seb Vettel has the title in the bag as his rivals are not taking points off him, they’re taking them off each other…

Eddie Jordan reckons Seb Vettel has the title in the bag as his rivals are not taking points off him, they’re taking them off each other.

Despite having only won one of the last five grands prix, Vettel has in fact extended his lead in the Drivers’ Championship to 85 points.

The reason for this is that the German has outscored his four main rivals in the last five events, taking 91 points to Mark Webber’s 70, Lewis Hamilton’s 61, Fernando Alonso’s 76 and Jenson Button’s 58.

And the only reason that happened is because instead of taking points off Vettel, who has only fallen off the podium once this season, his rivals are actually taking points off each other.

“That’s exactly right,” BBC pundit Jordan told GPUpdate.net.

“We can recall what Alonso said in his interview at the N