The equation is simple, 4th place and below will not do for Alonso. But time around, there are a huge number of Potential Petrov's lurking on the grid who can easily & without remorse take up the top 3 places ahead of Alonso. Mark Webber is not part of the equation because it's his basic 'Team Job' to keep Alonso behind if possible, unlike the "Petrov's", who are doing their own stuff and not part of a strategy to help either Vettel or Alonso.
Some of the contenders include World Class drivers such as Hamilton, Kimi & Button....along with hot-headed drivers like Grosjean, Maldonado, Perez who all have decent cars to surprise the Ferrari's in Qualy as well as Race.
And to think both Mercedes cars could come good agonizingly for Ferrari in the last race after a streak of 5-pointless race, almost like Petrov-Renault in 2010. Rosberg & Schumi are surely the wildcards that can upset Alonso's cart frustratingly for him.
Vettel's Lead No. 13- Lucky for one, unlucky for the other? Everything thing suggests that destiny has already been written, only the outcome is to be revealed in Brazil. Could be the best race of the 2012 season.
Edit- VETTEL"S Petrov = THE ALTERNATOR
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Edited by BackOnTop, 20 November 2012 - 17:54.