Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

Vettel downplays points leads

Sunday 25th August 2013

 RSS

Share:

Vettel downplays points leads

Vettel downplays points leads

Sebastian Vettel has downplayed his advantage in the Drivers' Championship after extending it to 46 points with his Belgian GP win.

Vettel made a flying start to Sunday's 44-lap grand prix at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, overtaking pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton the opening lap when he slip-streamed the Mercedes.

From there the Red Bull racer controlled the pace of the grand prix to take his 31st race victory by more than 15 seconds ahead of Fernando Alonso.

"The car was much better than we expected going into the race," he said.

"We had a bit of pace in hand to control the race and I really enjoyed that a lot and I think the guys on the pit wall were not as stressed as other times.

"There was no rain so it was pretty easy calls to make. We are looking forward to Monza now where we don't expect to be as strong but we will see."

Vettel's Belgian GP victory, his second at the Spa circuit, saw the triple World Champion extend his lead in the Drivers' Championship to 46 points over Alonso.

But with a total of 200 still to play for, the 26-year-old insists this year's title race is not a done deal.

"I didn't think about the Championship or points. I know the higher up you finish, the better it is..." Autosport quotes Vettel as saying.

"This is such a great circuit and this was another great memory today. That is what I was focusing on.

"Regarding the Championship, there is still a long way to go."

Related Links
Vettel Extends His Lead With Spa Win
The Belgian GP In Pictures

Testing: Seb In A Bit Of Red, Max Crashes

Editor's Picks

Gallery: Title Celebrations

Gallery: Title Celebrations

Lewis, his family and Mercedes all celebrated the Brit's 2014 Drivers' Championship success in Abu Dhabi...

Winners & Losers: Abu Dhabi

Winners & Losers: Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton finally achieved the points difference that all his 2014 performances have justified...

The 2014 Season In Numbers

The 2014 Season In Numbers

The Championships both went to Mercedes with Lewis Hamilton securing the drivers. But who finished P6? Find out...

NTF1News: Disney Movie

NTF1News: Disney Movie

Among news items this week, tales of the Honey Badger, plus Disney's new movie about the engine row - Un-Frozen...

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg kept his lock-ups to a minimum as Turn 4 came back to haunt Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos...