LITESPORT London Lite Friday, 16 October 2009 39 hELPundO buTTOn finale in Abu Dhabi in a fortnights time. Vettel knows that he must win, or at the very least finish second, in front of the Brazilian hordes on Sunday to keep his slight title hopes alive. And he was firmly of the opinion that Webber would offer a helping hand now that the Australian has no chance of taking his own maiden title. Marks not on a joy-ride when he gets in his car, said Vettel. But for sure, if the situation might come up thatImightneedhelpinanyway,hes the last one to deny it. He will do anything to help the team. But that was before the assembled media asked Webber if he would adhere to team-orders from the Red Bull garage and got the simple response: I doubt it. The33-year-oldWebber,whoscored his first-ever Grand Prix victory in Germany in July but who has failed to take a point from his last five starts, wants to end the season on a high note both for himself and for his own team of mechanics. He said: My guys are fired up for a good result, so were going to come here and try and get one. Vettel,whowonintheteemingrain in China and later at Silverstone beforehisJapanesetriumph,hashad a great second season for Red Bull. Butfromhereonin,itlookslikehell be going it alone. howbuttoncansew up the title with a race to spare Jenson Button holds all the aces going into sundays Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos. He has a 14-point lead in the Drivers Championship with a maximum of 20 to be won from the final two races of the 2009 world championship, in sao Paolo on sunday and Abu Dhabi on 1 november. the 29-year-old Briton will claim the crown this weekend if he takes a 10-point advantage away from the Interlagos circuit -- in the event of a points tie after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Button will be champion because he would have won more races than any of his rivals. Button can reign supreme if: l He finishes ahead of Barrichello and Vettel on sunday. l He comes in third or higher, no matter where Barrichello or Vettel finish. l He finishes fourth or fifth and Barrichello does not win. l He finishes sixth or seventh and Barrichello finishes out of the first two and Vettel does not win. l He finishes eighth and Barrichello finishes lower than third and Vettel finishes out of the top two. l He doesnt score but Barrichello fails to finish fourth or higher, and Vettel fails to finish at least second. BRAWn GP will become the first team to win the constructors championship in their maiden season if: l they score half a point on sunday. l they dont score but Red Bull fail to finish 1-2 lewis lost 17-point lead in 2007 with two to go In the closing stages of the 2007 season, McLarens rookie Lewis Hamilton was leading team-mate Fernando Alonso by 12 points and Ferraris Kimi Raikkonen the eventual champion by a massive 17 points with two rounds to go, yet he didnt make it to the finish line. Hamilton ended up in a gravel trap as he tried to enter the pits after 31 laps in the penultimate race in China and his luck didnt improve in Brazil where it is largely believed wrong tyres and three pit stops cost him the title, losing by one point to Raikkonen and equal with Alonso. I wont blow it like Lewis Hamilton. With them (McLaren), they had a very fast car but for whatever reason, they didnt finish races, says Button. Well get as close as we can, but its about not making mistakes, thats the most important thing. driVers chaMpionship 1. JensonButton(GB)Brawn 85pts 2. ruBensBarrichello(Brz)Brawn 71 3. seBastianVettel(Ger)redBull 69 4. MarkweBBer(aus)redBull 51.5 5. kiMiraikkonen(Fin)Ferrari 45 6. lewishaMilton(GB)Mclaren 43 7. nicorosBerG(Ger)williaMs 34.5 8. Jarnotrulli(ita)toyota 30.5 9. Fernandoalonso(sp)renault 26 10. tiMoGlock(Ger)toyota 24 constructors title 1.Brawn-Mercedes 156pts 2.redBull-renault 120.5 3.Ferrari 67 4.Mclaren-Mercedes 65 5.toyota 54.5 6.williaMs-toyota 34.5 7.renault 26 8.BMwsauBer 24 9.Forceindia-Mercedes 13 10.tororosso-Ferrari 5 brazilian gp QualiFyinG:toMorrow,BBc1FroM5.20pM. race:sunday,BBc1FroM4pM. brit world chaMpions 1958 Mikehawthorn 1962and68 GrahaMhill 1963and65 JiMclark 1964 Johnsurtees 1969,71and73 Jackiestewart 1976 JaMeshunt 1992 niGelMansell 1996 daMonhill 2008 lewishaMilton Great scot: Jackie stewart one up: Button wins opening race in Melbourne the pits: Hamilton stuck in the gravel in China Button it! Red Bull pair Mark Webber and sebastian Vettel pose for the photographers in the pits yesterday pressure on Brawns championship chasers SEBASTIAN VETTEL believes all the pressure is on title rivals Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello in Brazil. Vettel gave himself a lifeline with a much-needed victory in Japan 12 days ago, while Brawn GP duo Barrichello and Button trailed home seventh and eighth. With two races remaining, Vettel is very much the outsider of the title-chasing trio, which is why he feels the heat is on the two Brawn team-mates. For me it is pretty straight forward -- the only thing I can do is win, said Vettel. You dont have to be a genius to work out from now on we simply have to win the two races and hope the other two mess it up, so the pressure is on them. It is a good thing not to have the situation they are facing. They have to race each other. The last two races have been very good for us, assessed Vettel. We had a very good package for Singapore, which should have been a bit better. But it is in the past now and I am just hoping I dont miss those three points in the end. We will see. Obviously Japan was fantastic. The car was great all weekend, so if you look at the last two races, weve been very competitive even though the circuits are very different. As for the Brawn pair, the form is with Barrichello, the 37-year-old veteran about to start a record 287th Grand Prix. Button may have established his title charge with six wins from the opening seven races of the season, but in the past eight races Barrichello has outpaced the other Brawn GP car seven times in qualifying and won twice. Over the same period Button has not finished higher than second and has banked 24 points to his team-mates 36. The 29-year- old Briton has considered the worst outcome to his season. He said: If Rubens won the world championship I would be very disappointed, for sure. But I would also respect the fact that he did a better job over the 17 races. And I would also respect the fact that hes worked as hard as I have, or maybe harder, and that hes the better driver over those 17 races. 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