The race for the 2013 championship appears all-but over as Ferrari switch attention to their 2014 car.
As Sebastian Vettel made it three wins in-a-row in Singapore, the 26 year-old increased his championship lead to 60 points with six races left.
While it is still mathematically possible, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso admitted not even luck would be enough to beat the German.
"We don't need luck in Korea; we need luck in Korea, in Japan, in India, in Abu Dhabi ... if we are one second off the pace, we need a lot of luck," said the Spaniard to reporters.
Vettel's 60 point lead means he cannot win the championship in Korea - the next race on October sixth - but the possibility could occur in Japan a week later, as a result that has been seen as a signal to stop development on the 2013 car.
Indeed with the huge rule changes coming in 2014 with the new V6 engines and new aerodynamic regulations Alonso is hopeful the team can start afresh next year.
"Well, we start from zero next year so it's our best opportunity to close the gap," said Alonso. "Really we will put all our effort and hopes into 2014."
Indeed Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali said 99% of the team's focus was already on 2014 with Alonso suggesting it has been for some time.
"When they (Pirelli) changed the tyres, we said bye-bye," he said indicating the change came after the British Grand Prix in July.
Another man technically still in the championship fight is Lewis Hamilton but he too has given up all hope of winning a second world title.
"We'll just try and catch Fernando somehow," said the Briton.
With the championship all but sewn up with six races to go, it would explain why Vettel is continually being booed by fans on the podium, though Vettel himself claimed only one group of fans were doing so.
"If you look at the grandstand, most of them are dressed in red," said the German.
While Vettel himself claims he's not bothered by the booing fans, Red Bull boss Christian Horner suggested the 26-year-old was actually hurt by the actions.
"He's only human," he told Bild newspaper.
And Brazilian Felipe Massa believes the current trend will only continue with Vettel continuing to dominate.
"We are seeing an end of the championship with nobody developing the current cars, so it (the results) will probably look something like this," he said in Singapore.
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