Last year Vettel came from behind to win the championship in the last race, as Ferrari
's Fernando Alonso got stuck behind Vitally Petrov in a Renault
on the Abu Dhabi Yas Marina circuit. He was unable to overtake the Russian and in so doing served the championship on a plate to Vettel. This time around Vettel didn't need any kind of service. He won the first race of the season, the Australian Grand Prix, and never looked back. He won five of the first six races and established his superiority over his teammate, Webber, and Red Bull's car over those from McLaren and Ferrari. In no stage of the season was he in danger of losing his title.