16 Sep '18, 6pm

Singapore Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel defends Ferrari strategy

With Hamilton now 40 points ahead, are the championship's top two drivers heading in different directions? Sebastian Vettel defended Ferrari after a strategy call cost him second place in the Singapore Grand Prix. The German slipped to 40 points behind title rival Lewis Hamilton, who won the race from Red Bull's Max Verstappen. Vettel said: "It is not great when you come to the end of the championship and you are losing points rather than making up points. But we still have a lot of races left. "If we win every race from now, we're safe - that's what we need to aim for." Vettel was favourite to win in Singapore before the race weekend but he could qualify only third with Hamilton on pole. In the race, he passed Verstappen for second on the first lap, but an early pit stop backfired and Vettel conceded the place again, and was then left to conserve his tyres to the end rath...

Full article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/45542608

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