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How Vettel can become champion in Singapore 23 Sep 2011

Race winner and 2010 World Champion Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing celebrates.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 19, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Race, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Sunday, 14 November 2010 (L to R): Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren with Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari; Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing; Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren and Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Korean Grand Prix, Preparations, Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea, Thursday, 21 October 2010 Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing celebrates with the team.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 19, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Race, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Sunday, 14 November 2010

Four drivers have won in 2011, but one man has won four times more than anyone else - Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel. With eight victories and only one non-podium finish - a fourth in Germany - he now stands on the brink of a second successive drivers’ title.

A third place in this weekend’s 2011 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix could be enough to see the German crowned champion with five rounds to spare. But, of course, Formula One is never that simple. €t all depends on how his key rivals fare at Marina Bay.

They (in championship order) are Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, McLaren’s Jenson Button, Red Bull’s Mark Webber and McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton.

The big picture:
- Vettel has to be on the Singapore podium to become champion.
- if Alonso is on the podium, Vettel can’t do it.
- if Hamilton wins, Vettel can’t do it.

The detail:
To become champion, Vettel requires one of the following three scenarios:
1. Vettel wins; Alonso 4th or lower; Button/Webber 3rd or lower.
2. Vettel 2nd; Hamilton 3rd or lower; Alonso 8th or lower; Button/Webber 5th or lower.
3. Vettel 3rd; Hamilton 4th or lower; Alonso 9th or lower; Button/Webber 7th or lower.

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