Sebastian Vettel still in contention
After reigniting his title prospects at the Japanese Grand Prix, Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel has said he will not be giving up on his dreams of winning this year's title, following a less than desirable result in Korea.
In contrast to such an impressive and unexpected result in Japan, Vettel failed to even finish the Korean Grand Prix, so too did former title leader and team mate Mark Webber.
The Australian driver crashed out of the race, while Vettel took the lead in the race with only nine laps remaining, but was forced to retire due to an abrupt and catastrophic failure to his engine.
"It was such a hard moment," stated Vettel.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso took first place and with it he claimed the number one position on the board, usurping the Australian driver.
With only two races left to go this season, Vettel lies 25 points behind the Spaniard but remains confidents that his fortunes will change again.
"I'm the last person to give up - we saw in Korea how quickly things can change." stated Vettel.
With only two races left to go this season, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has announced that his side will not be favouring any one drivers, as well as reiterating his confidence in both Vettel and Webber.
“We have two fantastic drivers and we will continue to support both equally in line with Red Bull's credible sporting ethos.” said Horner.
"As we saw in Korea it is impossible to predict what will happen with five drivers being so closely in contention.
"I'm certain both drivers will do everything possible to achieve the best result for the team."
888sport, BlueSQ and Victor Chandler are currently offering 15/8 odds that Red Bull's Mark Webber will go on to win the F1 drivers' championship.