Sebastian Vettel is set to crowned world champion in front of one of the smallest crowds in recent F1 history.

Speaking ahead of the race at Delhi's Buddh International Circuit next weekend, race organisers Jaypee have confirmed that despite slashing ticket prices only 20,000 have been sold for next Sunday.

"The excitement surrounding the event is less compared to past editions but we are confident of having the turnout of 2012," said Jaypee chief Sameer Gaur to reporters.

"The latest number I have is that 20,000 tickets have been sold," he admitted, adding that he expects sales to pick up considerably in coming days.

It is tragic news for a race that attracted 95,000 fans for it's first edition back in 2011 though that number did drop to 60,000 last year.

Indeed some of the blame is being put on Vettel where he only needs a fifth place finish to secure his fourth world title in a country known for Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton fans.

Another reason is the lack of an Indian driver, in the last two years Narain Karthikeyan has given the fans a local favourite though with HRT no longer in F1 that soon ended.

Local team Force India are trying their best to boost interest though with poor promotion from the organisers and a lack of interest in Delhi itself the dwindling crowd for what could be India's last race for some time is somewhat unexpected.

With that in mind are Red Bull disappointed not to have wrapped the race up in front of the passionate fans at Suzuka?

"How disappointed are we with a one-two finish in one of the best races strategically ever for this operation?" exasperated team boss Christian Horner said at Suzuka.

"We'll go to India and take that weekend as we have here and if we score more points than the others then we'll win the championship," he added.

Just seven days following the Indian race comes the twilight spectacle that is the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, while it may not have captivated the fans as much as Singapore this day/night race set among the incredible surroundings of Yas Marina has attracted a capacity crowd.

"We're expecting more fans than ever before," said circuit boss Richard Cregan who revealed there are only 2,500 tickets left for the race weekend.

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