The Brazilian GP preview

For the first time this season, one driver could clinch the title in one of the closest championships in history. But the task will not easy as Fernando Alonso is chased by determined rivals. Edd Straw previews the Brazilian GP

For several races in the run-up to the Korean Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing could see a red dot in its mirrors growing ever-larger. Since the Italian Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso has been utterly relentless, turning in inch-perfect performances to give himself an 11-point championship lead and a great chance of winning a world title that seemed lost to him only a few months ago. At Interlagos, the arena where he was crowned in 2005 and '06, he has the chance to bring this most remarkable of title fights to an early close.

The Spaniard will continue his run of form in Brazil, make no mistake about that. Occasionally he makes errors when his interest level drops – as we saw at times during his second Renault stint and when things were going awry earlier this year – but with a sniff of the title he will deliver lap after lap. Though he has one serious disadvantage – the Red Bull has generally been the fastest thing in town this year and there's no reason to expect that to change in Brazil.

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