Whether Sebastian Vettel becomes champion this weekend or not is irrelevant. He's already got it in the bag and besides, titles have been won much earlier than September in previous years. The fact is Mark Webber's already conceded and the rest are just doing what they do best and fighting for race wins, regardless of what they mean for the championship positions. It should make for some great viewing as Fernando Alonso and, to a lesser extent, the McLaren boys, give him a run for his money.
Seb is in an amazing position. He knows that he'd have to have the most cataclysmic bad luck to not win the title, so he can just go hell for leather and not worry too much if he has a crash or a mechanical DNF. I can only imagine how good that must feel - certainly better than last year when he knew that one mistake would blow his championship chances.
The action may be nocternal, but it's all on European time, so no jet-lag © sutton
Street circuits are fantastic because they allow the drivers to make more of a difference to the overall performance than at regular circuits. In the case of Singapore, only three of the 22 corners are taken in third gear or higher, so mechanical grip at low-speeds is far more important than that generated by aerodynamics.
As a result, the car with the best aero - the Red Bull - should have less of an advantage than at most regular tracks, but I'd still expect it to be the class of the field.
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