Brazilian Showdown: Formula 1 Superstar Fernando Alonso Charges Into Final Race For World Title
Think ’Mexican Standoff’…but with two opponents and a Brazilian twist.
The World’s most prominent Formula One drivers will descend upon Sao Paulo as one of the most hotly contested, riveting seasons in the prestigious sport’s glorious history culminates this coming weekend.
But only two will be contending for the coveted World Title…and true legend status.
Oakley’s Superstar, Fernando Alonso – fresh on the heels of a stunning third place podium finish in Austin as F1 made its grand return to the United States – will face off with season rival, Sebastian Vettel, for the chance to earn recognition as a true all-time great.
One thing is certain up to this point. Scuderia Ferrari’s Spaniard is one badarse speedster.
With the consensus around the sport being that he definitely hasn’t enjoyed the fastest car on the track this season, Oakley’s talented racer overcame any technical disadvantages with his sheer skill. Emphatically grabbing victories in Malaysia and Valencia – while securing a solid third in Monza (after starting 10th) and additional podium finishes, there’s no doubt that if he did happen to charge his way to a seemingly unlikely victory in Brazil, that he’d earn that much more respect.
Along with legend status, that is.
Down a mere 13 points to Vettel (the victor in Brazil would tally 25 points), the ball is in Fernando’s (and Ferrari’s) court. And if he happens to beat all odds, he’d join the ranks of the very few who have managed to nab three World Titles.
Juan Manuel Fangio (five), Niki Lauda (three), Nelson Piquet (three), Jack Brabham (three), Michael Shumacher (seven) and several more are the only to enjoy that distinction.
And the two giants of today’s sport have the opportunity to break into that very elite club.
But the bottom line is, no matter who seals the deal on the title this coming week, true Formula One fans will know in their hearts that Fernando Alonso is one incredible racer. Even without an engineering/technical advantage with the fastest machine.
That said, to many, he’s already won.
A huge ‘GOOD LUCK’ to Fernando from the Oakley Family! Be sure to tune into live broadcasts of the race on your cable/satellite stations. Official Formula One Site