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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 30: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive during practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 30, 2009 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
It is more a question of when, rather than if, Sebastian Vettel will win a fourth straight Formula One championship. Before the midseason break a few weeks ago, there was talk the Red Bull driver could be still be caught by Ferrari rival Fernando Alonso and a resurgent Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes. Two races and two wins later, Vettel is so far ahead of both that the guessing game now is at which of the seven remaining races will he wrap up the title. ''I don't go for predictions. I go for facts, and fact is that mathematically a number of scenarios are still possible,'' Vettel said. Vettel's impressive win Sunday at the Italian Grand Prix, where he overcame a difficult start and late gearbox trouble, moved him 53 points ahead of Alonso and 81 clear of Hamilton. Only a monumental collapse by Vettel will give either a chance of catching him. Given that the German has won three of the past four races, that seems unlikely. Alonso seemed to be clinging to fading hope, saying ''in a ...

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