Sebastian Vettel finds himself in the midst of an intense championship battle with Hamilton, one that at the moment he is losing.
Hamilton currently leads the WDC race by 40 points and with just 6 races remaining, Vettel is up against it. He now needs to win almost all of the remaining races to have win the title, unless of course, Hamilton slips up.
Vettel has been off-colour in the last few races, committing mistakes(him and Ferrari included) that are just not acceptable whilst challenging Hamilton in a tough, tough title race
Vettel is a fantastic driver, but in the last two years he’s dipped. By not being challenged by Kimi, the way Webber challenged him at Red Bull he’s become too comfortable within Ferrari. Leclerc will push hard and we might just see Seb back to his best. #f1 #ferrari #tifosi
— F1 Explorer (@F1Explorer) September 21, 2018
The difference between Hamilton fans and Vettel fans is we can actually admit when Vettel makes a mistake
— Soph 🍁🍂 (@sphbkr) September 22, 2018
Now, being involved in a heated battle with Hamilton can take a lot out of a competitor. Rosberg addressed the pressure of competing against Hamilton by hiring a mental trainer.
In a recent interview with AutoBild, Vettel was asked if he would do the same in order to come out on top in his battle against Hamilton.
Vettel, however, feels that no person could really help him out in his battle with Hamilton(or anyone for that matter).
He is still searching for that person, but feels that he or she is just not out there.
“Nobody can help me (laughs). I find that aspect very interesting but I have not met the person yet, that in my opinion could help me.” Vettel said in his interview with AutoBild.
Vettel about why he doesn‘t have a mental trainer (like e.g Nico Rosberg had)
Vettel: “Nobody can help me (laughs). I find that aspect very interesting but I have not met the person yet, that in my opinion could help me.”#F1 #Seb5 #Autobild #NewInterview pic.twitter.com/FWK5llJaLU
— tami. (@Vetteleclerc) September 21, 2018
Vettel: Ayrton Senna said that if you don’t go for a gap anymore then you’re not a racing driver, and I agree. The same applies to risky strategies as we saw in Singapore. I will always defend my team. F1 is a team sport. We win and lose together.
— Sebastian Vettel #5 (@sebvettelnews) September 19, 2018
With the Russian GP up next, Vettel is going to find it tough to beat Hamilton, as Mercedes have won every single race in Sochi.
Vettel and Ferrari will have to dig deep and grind out a win, so as to make a case for a driver’s and constructor’s championship win.
— Mobil 1 The Grid (@Mobil1TheGrid) December 14, 2016
A loss at Sochi will mean that Vettel won’t have everything in his hands going into the final 5 races. He would then have to depend upon a Hamilton slip up to ensure a WDC win.
Interesting times ahead.