Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso has admitted defeat in the battle for this year’s Formula One World Championship title after Sebastian Vettel’s 6th win of the season in Valencia. Red Bull’s Vettel extended his lead in the title race to 77 points after eight rounds, leading from start to finish. Despite there being 11 races left in the season, Alonso said “The [title] is not in our calculations. If anyone thinks we can win being 8/10 of a second behind Red Bull they don’t understand Formula 1.”
Vettel and Red Bull have been completely dominant throughout the season. The 23-year-old has secured pole position in seven of the eight races so far, going on to win six of them, and is the first man to finish 1st or 2nd in the opening eight races of an F1 season.