Drivers' Press Conference: Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso to go head-to-head

Hamilton, Perez, Raikkonen and De la Rosa also in attendance

Last Updated: 15/11/12 9:24am

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Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel will have their first head-to-head duel of the weekend after both of the two remaining World Championship contenders were summoned to attend Thursday's Drivers' Press Conference for the U.S. GP.

Vettel could clinch his third successive championship as early as this weekend were results to go his way, although Alonso will guarantee that the title race will be taken to the wire - next week's Brazilian GP - so long as he finishes fourth or higher.

We'll be given an early insight into the mood and gameplans of both drivers on Thursday with the duo invited to appear in front of the press at 5pm UK Time alongside Abu Dhabi victor Kimi Raikkonen and, following the news that HRT are seeking new owners, Pedro de la Rosa.

If that wasn't enough of a temptation to tune in to watch on Sky Sports F1, Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton will also be in attendance. They last appeared together a month ago following the news that Perez will replace the Mercedes-bound Hamilton at McLaren for the 2013 season. Since then, however, the Mexican has failed to score a point while McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh recently opined that Hamilton must have had a few regrets about his decision to depart. No prizes for suspecting he'll be asked if he's had any second thoughts then!

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Thursday's Press Conference line-up
Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
Pedro de la Rosa (HRT)
Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
Sergio Perez (Sauber)
Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus)
Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull).

Friday's Press Conference line-up
Cyril Abiteboul (Caterham)
Eric Boullier (Lotus)
Norbert Haug (Mercedes)
Christian Horner (Red Bull)
Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari)
Martin Whitmarsh (McLaren).

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