Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix: Red Bull, Webber Have One Last Chance

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Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix: Red Bull, Webber Have One Last Chance
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Mark Webber in the RB6

Fernando Alonso is the leader of the Formula One World Drivers' Championship for the first time since the Bahrain Grand Prix.

But he is coming to a track that should be another piece of cake for the Red Bull boys.

The Formula One circus is coming to another track full of medium- and high-speed corners and relatively little straight bits. Interlagos is most comparable to Hungary, only a bit faster.

The result for qualifying: a Red Bull lock out of the front row and the Red Bull finished first and third on Sunday, but only because Sebastian Vettel was handed a drive-through penalty during a safety car period.

But Alonso in the Ferrari was very close to the Red Bulls at the Hungaroring, finishing second. To further the situation at Red Bull, it isn't as simple as the one at the Scuderia.

Both Webber and Vettel have a chance of winning the championship and the team has not unequivocally said that it will support one driver over the other.

Down the paddock, the boys from Maranello have put their full support. Alonso and Massa says that he is fully supportive of helping his teammate in any way possible.

In a bizarre moment, a Brazilian magistrate in Sao Paulo has said that if Massa allows his Spanish teammate during the race, in any way changing the result of the race, he could be sentenced to a six years in prison for fraud.

Meaning that Ferrari's unequivocal support for Alonso could be illegal in Brazil. Things are always funny at Interlagos; this year it's sure to be even crazier.

If Alonso wins the race on Sunday and Webber finishes fifth or lower, the Spaniard will have the championship, deciding the championship in Sao Paulo for the sixth straight year.

I think it'll be difficult for Alonso to be able to cinch up the championship on Sunday, because Red Bull will be very fast and they have rid themselves of the bad luck after a horrible Korean Grand Prix for them.

Finally, Lewis Hamilton will need some luck, maybe some unreliability from Red Bull and Ferrari to stay alive. 

Hamilton's MP4-25 won't be as fast as the RB6 and the F10 but they'll be close and are still very much alive. Because if Hamilton is still alive, he'll have a chance at Abu Dhabi.

I think in true fashion fitting the 2010 season, the championship will go down to the wire at Abu Dhabi with four or five drivers still alive in the championship. 

But right now, it's still Fernando Alonso's championship to lose.

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