user icon

Vettel disappointed to miss out on championship

  • Published on 29 Oct 2017 22:59
  • comments 3
  • 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

Replies (3)

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

    • + 0
    • 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.

    • + 0
    • 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.

    • + 1
    • Oct 30 2017 - 04:00

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team Mercedes
  • Points 2,539
  • Podiums 193
  • Grand Prix 243
  • Country GB
  • Date of b. Jan 7 1985 (36)
  • Place of b. Tewin, GB
  • Weight 68 kg
  • Length 1.74 m
Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
20 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
18 - Jun 20
France
25 - Jun 27
Austria
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
1 - Oct 3
Singapore
8 - Oct 10
Japan
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
5 - Nov 7
Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
20 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
18 - Jun 20
France Paul Ricard
25 - Jun 27
Austria Red Bull Ring
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
1 - Oct 3
8 - Oct 10
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar