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Ferrari will build on 'dream' season, insists Fernando Alonso

When Sebastian Vettel snatched the 2010 World Championship from beneath his nose in Abu Dhabi in the last race of the season, insiders say that Fernando Alonso wept inconsolably in the Ferrari garage for an hour and a half. The defeat – based on flawed strategic thinking as Ferrari kept an eye on Mark Webber and shadowed his pit stops instead of watching Vettel, and a lengthy spell trapped behind Vitaly Petrov's fleet Renault with no DRS to facilitate overtaking – cost Englishman Chris Dyer his job at Ferrari and tore out the Spaniard's heart.

Sebastian Vettel celebrates winning his third world title

F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel claims rivals used 'dirty tricks'

Sebastian Vettel can proclaim himself to be a three-time Formula One world champion despite citing “dirty tricks” from some of his rivals.

Vettel begins his title celebrations

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Sebastian Vettel rode a rollercoaster of a Brazilian Grand Prix to becoming the youngest three-time Formula One world champion as the title race went down to the wire against rival Fernando Alonso.

Thumbs up: Lewis Hamilton celebrates his pole position in Säo Paulo

Hamilton seizes pole as Alonso prays for miracle

Fernando Alonso finally got to quantify in qualifying yesterday the scale of the mountain he has to climb if he is to beat Sebastian Vettel to the World Championship when a gripping Formula One season ends in Brazil this afternoon. And it was of Everest proportions.

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No charisma, got the best car, just lucky... Vettel splits the field

As the German heads for his third straight title, opinion is divided on where he rates among the greats

Lewis Hamilton on pole for Brazilian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton gave McLaren their first pole position in Brazil for 12 years ahead of his final grand prix for the Woking-based team.

'Big rain' threatens to shake up decisive contest as Alonso prays for a Vettel washout in Brazil

If Fernando Alonso has been praying to the weather gods in Brazil, as his prime hope of snatching the world championship from Sebastian Vettel, an 80 percent chance of rain for the race may prove his salvation.

Fernando Alonso ‘proud’ of Ferrari’s US Grand Prix gearbox tricks

McLaren’s Martin Whitmarsh and Eric Boullier at Lotus both called into question Ferrari’s tactics

Alonso's hopes lie in qualifying

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali fears Fernando Alonso's Formula One world title hopes could be scuppered this weekend unless his team give the Spaniard a fighting chance in qualifying.

Ferrari focused giving Fernando Alonso a fighting chance in qualifying at Brazilian Grand Prix

Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali fears Fernando Alonso's Formula One world title hopes could be scuppered this weekend unless his team give the Spaniard a fighting chance in qualifying.

Sebastian Vettel pictured during a pit stop at the US Grand Prix

Red Bull to ensure Sebastian Vettel's title bid is not wrecked by technical faults

Although Vettel extended his lead over rival Fernando Alonso to 13 points at the US Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso gets into his Ferrari ahead of the United States Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas

Fernando Alonso can become Formula One world champion, says Ferrari president

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has issued a rallying cry ahead of Fernando Alonso's last-ditch bid to become Formula One world champion.

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