Vettel won’t change style after Singapore exit

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Sep 2017 09:46:54


 

SEPANG,

A DEFIANT Sebastian Vettel vowed Thursday not to change the way he drives despite his first-lap exit in Singapore as he prepares for Sunday’s last-ever Malaysian GP.
Vettel’s Ferrari started from pole but was involved in a crash at the start that also took out team-mate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen on a rain-soaked Marina Bay Circuit.


It allowed Lewis Hamilton, who avoided the carnage to win from fifth on the grid, to extend his championship lead from a slender three points to 28.
“I’m not too fussed about the amount of points,” Vettel told reporters at the Sepang International Circuit.
“Obviously it’s never good to be behind, we’d like to be in front, but we’re not, so we’ve got to take it from there. “Overall it doesn’t change anything for how we tackle the last six races.”


Vettel was exonerated of blame for the Singapore crash by stewards, but many observers felt the German four-time world champion was at fault as he had forced Verstappen towards Raikkonen.
But Vettel said that he hadn’t given the crash much thought since because it was just “part of racing”.
“I think it would have been more difficult if I had lost the car somewhere in the race, then it’s obviously different,” he said.