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Vettel disappointed to miss out on championship

  • Published on 29 Oct 2017 22:59
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Sebastian Vettel admits that it is disappointing to have missed out on this year's world championship. The German saw rival Lewis Hamilton clinch his fourth world title at the Mexican Grand Prix, after the two collided on the very first lap.

Vettel's front wing made contact with Hamilton's rear right tyre, which meant both had to pit for repairs at the end of lap 1. Vettel impressively climbed back up into fourth position but it was not enough to drag the title race to Brazil in two weeks time.

"It's disappointing. It's not that important what we have done today, it's more important what Lewis has done and he's done a superb job all year round and deserves to win the title. Congratulations to him. It's not about anybody else today. It's about him. It's his day.

Vettel and Hamilton both now sit on four world championships each: "He's on a par [with me] if you can count. I don't fear him, I like racing with him but I would have liked a little bit more of that this year. Overall they were just the better bunch."

 

Fergal Walsh

Vettel brought much of this on himself. He would have won Baku without his stupidity. Singapore... arguably he caused that race ending accident. That race was also his to win. Lewis also had some bad luck at the beginning. I hope to see Max, Ricciardo, and Alonso next year fighting at the front.

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  • Oct 30 2017 - 04:00

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  • Feel bad for the guy.. Always 2018, a shame it had to end the way it did

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    • Oct 29 2017 - 23:11
  • Shame for fans as well, the way it ended. If not for those reliability issues, we might have had a better last few races.

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    • Oct 30 2017 - 02:50
  • Vettel brought much of this on himself. He would have won Baku without his stupidity. Singapore... arguably he caused that race ending accident. That race was also his to win. Lewis also had some bad luck at the beginning. I hope to see Max, Ricciardo, and Alonso next year fighting at the front.

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    • Oct 30 2017 - 04:00

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