22 Teams and drivers are set to take on the Formula 1 (F1) world championship in 2013. However, not all the teams are capable of winning a race, let alone a championship. So who is the most likely to win it all this season?
Last year’s champion Sebastian Vettel and his Red Bull team came on strong in the latter half of 2012 to catch and pass Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in the standings. It wasn’t easy for the three-time champion, as Vettel had to score four victories in-a-row and then withstand a close battle at the last event of the year in Brazil to beat Alonso by just three points.
Still, the German driver has now won the last three championships and is on the precipice of tying Juan Manuel Fangio for the second most consecutive titles in-a-row. Michael Schumacher is the only F1 pilot to have won five straight world championships -- from 2000 to 2004. So the question is: Can Vettel win a fourth? Here are the top seven, listed seventh to first.