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Vettel: Ferrari made it "too easy" for Mercedes

12 October, 2018, 13:02 | Author: Candice Daniels
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"Obviously if races go like this it's a bit of a handover", the German continued.

It was meant to be the year Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel were finally going to go head to head.

It had seemed Ferrari was poised to mount a charge in the second half of the season after Sebastian Vettel's scintillating Belgian Grand Prix performance in August to close the gap to 17 points.

In a pattern that has become all too familiar since the middle part of the season, Hamilton and Mercedes got everything spot on and cruised to their sixth win in seven races.

But Vettel's victory in Belgium was followed up by Ferrari blowing a front-row lockout in Italy, where Vettel touched Hamilton on the opening lap and spun in similar fashion to his Suzuka clash with Verstappen.

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The most simple way for Hamilton to win the title would be to replicate the results of the last two races, in Russian Federation and Japan, by leading home Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in a one-two finish.

"I don't even want to think about him breaking a finger", the Austrian said, according to Spain's Marca newspaper. "Austin is usually a good track for us, so I can't wait to unleash this beast there". "It's five races to go, lots of points to score and that is why you can not take your foot off the pedal". He is oozing confidence as was evident from a radio transmission during Friday's second practice session in Suzuka. I defend the decision.' The best Vettel can realistically hope for in Japan on Sunday is fourth and if, as expected, Hamilton takes the chequered flag, the British driver will move 63 points clear with 100 on the table. "I would've been happy to have had that every race following that". Despite the missed opportunities and dropped points, Ferrari for a large part of the season were regarded as having the quickest vehicle.

Hamilton went on to overhaul Kimi Raikkonen to win the Monza race, then took victory in Singapore and Russian Federation - two places where Ferrari was quicker than Mercedes past year, but was outpaced this time. Hamilton, as a result, goes into the next race in the United States very much as the favourite.

It might be said that, because Mercedes' Hamilton can actually race into mathematical certainty for his fifth crown in Austin next weekend, he already has "one hand on the trophy". We had circumstances during the race that they impede us to achieve the podium.

"I remember, we had the experience with Fernando [Alonso], when you win the championship, sometimes finishing third is bingo!"

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