Vettel ready to deliver in Brazil


The Red Bull driver said he would not throw in the towel on the home stretch of the season. “I have nothing to lose and will attack. Jenson is getting a bit weaker, maybe that is our chance,” said Vettel.

“It is my aim and my dream to win the Formula One championship. I will fight until the end and not give up. Kimi showed us two years ago what is possible.” Vettel was referring to Finnish Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen, who made up a 17-point deficit on McLaren-Mercedes man Lewis Hamilton of Britain in the last two races to win the 2007 title.

Briton Button leads his Brazilian Brawn GP team-mate Rubens Barrichello by 14 points (85-71), with Vettel another two points behind on 69 heading into Sunday’s Brazil race and the November 1 season-ender in Abu Dhabi.

Button won five of the first seven races but has not topped the podium in the following eight races. Barrichello has one win while Vettel won for the third time in 2009 in the last race on October 4 in Japan.

Button will clinch the title if he finishes third in the case of a Barrichello victory and by coming fifth if Vettel wins again.  While Vettel refrained from psychological warfare, his team boss Christian Horner said that ‘he (Button) can lose everything and he will not be able to get that out of his mind.’ Record champion Michael Schumacher is keeping his fingers crossed for Vettel.

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