V he Singapore was a long time for Sebastian Vettel good band-aid. Between 2011 and 2015, the Heppenheimer was at the top of the podium four times in the night race. But in the recent past somehow the worm is in there. After the initial collision last year, there were again long faces in the Scuderia warehouse. Actually, Vettel came with the goal of reducing the gap to World Cup competitor Hamilton. Now the gap has widened from 30 to 40 points.
Purposeful Vettel does not want to give up hope despite the hopeless situation: “Something is always possible. Attaching is not an alternative. We have all the ingredients it takes. We just have to bring it together and then go step by step. Of course, it doesn't help if you have a weekend like this where you lose points. But you can't change that now. ”After all, Vettel can still win the title on his own. If he always wins and Hamilton always comes in second, the championship goes to Hessen with 2 points.No praise: “For six years I have been hearing the question of how we can allow Lewis to do so much in the World history flies around. And you know what: He's been more extreme than ever in the last few days. He was first in Shanghai at a fashion show, a few days later in New York, and then he came here and blew everyone away. He just knows best what is good for him. '
For Vettel, it is now a matter of putting the bankruptcy away as quickly as possible. The first step in overcoming frustration was to fairly acknowledge the defeat: “Lewis didn't expect to make up 10 points here. And I didn't think we'd lose 10 points. But the result is absolutely justified. Today we were a bit behind in terms of speed. We have to understand that. But my race was completely different from his. I don't think we have to fear any route. Russia should suit us well too. '
The Heppenheim-based man does not want to spoil his mood for a long time:' I already have a few races under my belt. Sometimes a few little things are missing. That's part of the game. But as long as we learn from it and do better next time, it's not a big drama. ”