Bottas needs to find 'killer' approach — Wolff

Despite already winning the Formula One championship Lewis Hamilton didn't rest on his laurels and finished fourth
Despite already winning the Formula One championship Lewis Hamilton didn't rest on his laurels and finished fourth

15 Noviembre, 2017

This season has seen the 28-year-old record his first two wins in the sport (Russian and Austrian GPs) and has seen him only place outside the top six once, which was the Spanish Grand Prix where he failed to finish the race due to engine failure.

Despite the result having no bearing on the championship, Vettel was delighted to deliver Ferrari its first win since Hungary and bounce back after a rough period, having overhauled Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas early on en route to victory.

"When the allegation is put to him he flashes a micro expression and then when he said Hamilton's not happy, he flashes - in my opinion - a sign of disgust seen by a slight crinkling of the nose".

"It's been a tough couple of weeks for us, but nice to get it to the end and have both cars up here".

Starting second on the grid alongside polesitter Bottas, Vettel made the better getaway, and though he controlled the race from the front thereafter, his lead was rarely more than the 2.7s advantage he held at the chequered flag.

Stoffel Vandoorne has refuted suggestions that Fernando Alonso is filling a mentor role for him, saying he is just his team-mate at McLaren.

Grosjean was unlucky to be served with a 10-second time penalty for the contact with Ocon.

"You must not underestimate that in traffic against the Ferraris it was pretty difficult". "He lost it at the start", said Wolff.

"I don't want to be a number one driver because you want to beat your team-mate in a normal way with the same material".

After a lengthy hearing on the incident, the FIA stated: "Following detailed discussion and further examination of video and data evidence related to the incident, Sebastian Vettel admitted full responsibility". It was hugely costly.

Some of the lunges into turn 1 and ensuing overtakes from Daniel Ricciardo defied belief. Verstappen noted while chasing Kimi Raikkonen that: "I am faster but I am stuck being behind". He was concerned too that the cars becoming heavier with the addition of Halo would make for a poor combination. "The car is going to be a bus next year, it is going to be so heavy, like a Nascar", he added. "I just need to take whatever bubble of negativity from this experience and move forward and grow".

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