Well today was his chance to eat into the points defecit but because of Vettel’s super drive, I can see the championship becoming out of reach. Austin is certainly going to be a track which suits the Red Bull so I think it will be a Vettel pole and victory. In Brazil, I think Alonso will have a chance to challenge Vettel but I’d say that the points gap will be too big.
However, if it rains in Austin and Brazil, then things will be a bit tighter in terms of performance. So Alonso’s saving grace will be the weather. We’ve seen that the Ferrari is quite good in the wet from earlier in the season.