That Sebastian Vettel will win his fourth consecutive Formula 1 world championship is in no doubt. Exactly when he will clinch it is, but whereas sealing the deal in Japan always depended on Fernando Alonso having a disaster, in India Vettel needs only a top-five finish.
Given that he has only failed to do that once this season, in Britain where he retired while leading, the odds are very much against Vettel having to go to Abu Dhabi to take the title.
India's Buddh International Circuit has been a very happy hunting ground for Vettel. In the two Indian GPS staged so far, he has won both, led every single lap, taken both pole positions and one fastest lap. Only Jenson Button's fastest lap last year spoils the symmetry (Vettel let the side down by setting only the fourth-best lap of the race...)