Why F1 2012 is not yet a three-way fight

Why F1 2012 is not yet a three-way fight

After seven races, three drivers are beginning to look like favourites to fight for this year's championship. But, as Jonathan Noble explains, it is too early to rule out some of the men chasing them

With seven different winners from the first seven races – and every chance that there could be an eighth if the Lotus boys or Michael Schumacher get their act together in Valencia – you could be forgiven for thinking that Formula 1 is heading for its closest ever championship battle.

Having six world champions on the grid, and all of them in pretty competitive machinery, there was every chance that the twists and turns of this remarkable campaign were going to open up the biggest pool of title contenders we had seen for years. What chance of six of seven-way title decider in the season finale in Brazil?

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