We were in a similar situation last year, where it was mathematically possible, though unlikely, that someone other than the championship leader would win the championship. Remember what happened? The underdog of the championship won it. Though it is unlikely that anyone other than Vettel will win, we can but hope, since 2011 has, for the most part, been much less predictable than 2010.
Bring on Singapore.
To be honest, you would be a bit silly to think Vettel will win here. Singapore is Alonso’s track (although Lewis isn’t far behind) - he was untouchable here last year - got his first Grand Chelem, and the performance of the Ferrari has improved recently. I think it’s Fernando race to loose to be honest. Even if that Red Bull is so ridiculously far ahead of everyone else, which it probably won’t be, Alonso will be right behind them, and he needs a podium to keep the championship open. I think McLaren look very strong too. They have the new DRS package which is very effective, but was too effective at Monza and produced to much grip, which is why the team had to put extra gurney flaps on the top of the rear wing to reduce the grip caused by the high speeds. This also produced a lot of turbulence, and so produced lots of drag and impacted a little on the performance of the car. This week, McLaren won’t need the Gurney flap to reduce the downforce because it’s a slower circuit - this means their DRS will be super effective and also there will be less turbulence, which means the should theoretically be super-quick this weekend too.
But the most important thing is that the theoretical closeness of the cars this weekend is going to give us one hell of a race!!!!! :D
I just hope I can watch it :(