Fernando Alonso sets sights on Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel has managed to storm ahead in the Formula One drivers' championships, however Fernando Alonso hasn't abandoned hope just yet...
The Ferrari driver has shown that he will throw caution to the wind, as he charges himself with the lofty task of attempting to catch the runaway Red Bull star.
Alonso gave himself his best chance so far of making up the gap that has emerged between him and Vettel, as he picked up a win in last weekend's British Grand Prix.
Although the much needed win came as extremely welcome news to both Alonso and his team, he acknowledges that he has a mammoth challenge ahead of him, with Vettel 92 points in the lead.
"We have to be realistic because that is a very big gap.” said Alonso.
"This will involve taking a few more risks, and maybe it will happen that we pay a high price for that, but there is no alternative."
The current championship leader picked up a second place finish at Silverstone, maintaining his record of top two finishes throughout the season so far.
"This win won't change our approach to the coming races," said Alonso. "We will tackle the races one at a time, trying to win as many as possible.
"We are definitely not giving up, but we must not think about the championship. As [Ferrari president] Luca di Montezemolo said this week in Maranello, we are keeping our feet on the ground."
Meanwhile, Vettel's second place finish was not welcomed by everybody at Red Bull. Team-mate Mark Webber was ordered to not attempt to overtake the young German driver on the final few laps of the race – an order which left the Australian driver displease, to say the least.
William Hill, Sky Bet and bet365 offer 7/2 odds that Mark Webber will start in pole position at the upcoming German Grand Prix.