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As the sun set on the final day of pre-season testing late on Sunday, the words on everyone’s lips were Mercedes and Red Bull.
“Everyone is saying that this Mercedes is fast. Consistently fast,” said respected Auto Motor und Sport correspondent Michael Schmidt. Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko added: “(It is fast) at least on one lap. But at least we do have to take them really seriously.”
Sebastian Vettel insists he is not bothered that some regard Fernando Alonso as a better driver.
Recently, after a confidential post-season survey involving all 12 team bosses, Spaniard Alonso was voted the standout driver of the season, despite German Vettel winning his third consecutive championship with Red Bull.
F1 will have its championship finale in Brazil next Sunday, after Sebastian Vettel failed to win the US grand prix.
But Red Bull’s German further expanded his points lead over his never-say-die title rival Fernando Alonso in Austin, with the gap now 13 points with just the twentieth race of the season in Sao Paulo still lying ahead.
But Brazilian Massa also appears well and truly in the frame
Paul di Resta is now on pole position to replace Felipe Massa at Ferrari next year, Italian La Stampa newspaper correspondent Stefano Mancini claims. Previously, it was believed the Scot’s current Force India teammate Nico Hulkenberg was the most likely candidate, having reportedly even signed some sort of pre-agreement.