Fight for second in F1 Championship between German duo

Sebastian Vettel (photo by Ferrari)

 Sebastian Vettel (photo by Ferrari)With the F1 season all but over, following Lewis Hamilton’s victory in the USA it is a case of a tussle between compatriots Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel for second place.

It has been an intriguing battle between the two racers this season, with Vettel in his Ferrari showing superb improvement.

Having reeled in Rosberg to overtake him in the standings to go into second by just four points with three Grand Prix’s remaining he will be looking to push on and it will be interesting to see whether Hamilton, who has wrapped up the 2015 Championship, literally takes his foot off the gas in the last three races.

Both drivers level on wins for 2015

Vettel and Rosberg both have three wins apiece this year. Having raised Ferrari’s profile once more, it implies that it is Hamilton’s talent that has been the difference.

Rosberg (photo by Mercedes)Those looking for a final F1 bet of the season with value could do worse than back Vettel to win the Mexican Grand Prix with Coral offering odds of 8/1 on this event occurring.

The 28-year-old who has a staggering 42 career wins and four World Championship titles to his name has shown glimpses of being back to his best and will use the last races of 2015 to build momentum for a challenge next year.

Coming from 13th on the grid last time out to finish in third was an achievement in itself as Hurricane Patricia closed in at a pace consistent with Vettel’s progress around the Circuit of the Americas track.

Mexico could well play to Vettel’s strengths

His last win came in Singapore in a climate as consistent as the one he will encounter in Mexico next time, though he did start at first place on the grid.

For Rosberg the pressure is on and it seems to be getting to him. Having had to watch teammate Hamilton win his second consecutive World title he will be aiming for maximum points from the last three races.

This would ensure he finishes above Vettel, while also closing the overall gap on Hamilton for the final standings. It depends, though, on whether Rosberg has let the manner on which his teammate drove to victory last time out affect him.

There was disgruntlement about how Hamilton overtook him and there was obvious tension in the aftermath of the race between the two drivers.

Clearly, the momentum is with Vettel going into the final stage of the season, though it could well be Hamilton, who with the pressure off, continues to dominate, having already won 10 Grand Prix’s this year.

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