Korean Grand Prix

Source: Ferrari Spa/Ercole Colombo
Fernando Alonso has won twice already this season. Source: Ferrari Spa/Ercole Colombo
Fernando Alonso  will be looking to close the gap on runaway world championship leader Sebastian Vettel  at the Korean Grand Prix on October 6, after the German extended his advantage at the top of the standings at Singapore on September 22. Now sixty points behind the three-time defending champion, Alonso is fast running out of time to close the 60 point gap separating the pair in the driver’s championship.

The Ferrari driver started the season well, winning two of the opening five races, but has failed to win since crossing the line first at his home grand prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in May but will be confident of a good showing at the Korea International Circuit have raced well here previously. He won the inaugural race at Yeongnam in 2010 before finishing in the points in each of the past two renewals.

Vettel is undoubtedly the man to beat at stop fourteen on the Formula One calendar, having won four of the past five Grand Prix, including the past three. He also has a great record in Korea having won here in each of the past years, while he was forced to retire with an engine problem after starting from pole position in the inaugural race in 2010.

Kimi Räikkönen , Nico Rosberg  and Lewis Hamilton  are the only other drivers with a win to their credit this season, while Mark Webber  is still chasing his first win in his final season on the Formula One circuit.

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