Form guide: only Webber can stop Vettel

Form guide: only Webber can stop Vettel

Hopes that Sebastian Vettel could face a tougher challenge in the United States Grand Prix were quickly vanished by his pace in second practice, as MARK HUGHES explains

Thirteen laps into Sebastian Vettel's long-run on the option tyre around the Austin track during practice, it was beginning to look as if the rubber had given its best and he was into the grip drop-off phase.

Had that been the case, then it would be difficult to imagine how he might do a one-stop race - much the favoured strategy around here - and, that being so, then perhaps Lotus's Romain Grosjean might be able to give him and Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber a race.

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