but this is Singapore all over again. he has no concept of a championship. if this was Verstappen he would be getting slaughtered by media. because whats 3rd instead of 2nd on lap 1. he risked everything for 1 place & lost 18. same in Singapore he needlessly risked everything v non rival instead of taking 10/12pts out of lewis taking battle to abu dhabi. he lost 25 losing it in mexicoI also happen to believe that Vettel knew that he had to keep ahead of Hamilton yesterday
overtaking Hamilton is easier said than done, and as I said earlier yesterday Hamilton had nothing to lose, if they both went out he would still be ahead in the standings with fewer points available to the end of the season, IMHO Vettel was right in trying to be ahead of Hamilton, the point is that with these kerbs I don't recall 2 cars taking the Roggia side by side without banging wheels, what Vettel could have done differently was being more aggressive in his defence under braking or before they turned in, once he allowed Hamilton to turn in Vettel had 2 options, either he spun or he would crash into Hamilton
because whats 3rd instead of 2nd on lap 1.
Also quoting Vettel on SaturdayWhen asked after the Belgian GP if now was the right time to give Bottas number two status, Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff replied: "I hate to do that. It is completely against my racing instinct. We try to be very neutral to both drivers and we haven't done it yet, and we haven't discussed it. Let's see how Monza pans out and how it goes, and then we will address the question of whether we need to put all force behind one driver. And we owe it to the two men and F1 to not interfere in the racing."
Neither team issued team orders. Vettel needed to drive for the win, he was less cautious than he should have been, and fell out of contention."If he is starting from pole I guess he is allowed to win," said Vettel. "It is a long race, he wants to win, I want to win. So hopefully one of us will win."
"I think it was 100% Sebastian's fault. Lewis left him enough room. Over and over he keeps making these mistakes. That's not how you are going to beat Lewis Hamilton to a world championship." Nico Rosberg on Sky Sports.
I think it was first or second race of 2016. Merc were a country mile ahead of everyone anyway and were doing the whole 'I wish Ferrari were closer for the show' crap they do. Rosberg said it and Vettel asked if that was the case could he come to the teams technical briefing. Nico was not happy.