Motor racing: Vettel looks to clinch F1 title in Japan, again
YEONGAM, South Korea (AP) - Sebastian Vettel heads into the weekend with a chance to repeat his 2011 feat of clinching the Formula One title in Japan with four races to spare - and join Michael Schumacher and Juan-Manuel Fangio as the only men to win four championships in a row.
To clinch the title at Suzuka, the German needs to win and have nearest rival Fernando Alonso finish worse than eighth.
The first part of the equation looks likely: The Red Bull driver has won the past four races, leading after every lap in each of them.
The second part is less likely with Alonso consistently finishing high up in the points, even if the Ferrari ace was an uncompetitive sixth in last weekend's Korean Grand Prix.