A red-bull one-two clinched the constructors’ title for the team, leaving the drivers’ championship to be decided in Abu Dhabi. Vettel took the win with Webber in second place. Alonso’s (slightly lucky IMO) 3rd place leaves him in the best position to win the championship, whereas Hamilton’s determined 4th place gives a slim chance of him still being in the running, but in reality a lot of things would need to go his way for that to happen. Button – who finished 5th after an unfortunate qualifying (which had its own follow-up incidents) now cannot retain his title for a second year.
As it stands, Alonso has an 8 point lead over Mark Webber going in to the final race, with Vettel 7 points back on that. This means that if Alonso finishes 2nd or better, he’s done it, and if not, it’s a bit more open. I’d much prefer to see Webber take the title, so we’ll just have to cross fingers and see how it all pans out on the 14th in the final race of the season.