Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton shared a wonderful moment with each other after the end of the Mexico GP, where Hamilton clinched is 5th World title, finishing 4th in today’s grand prix here in Mexico.
Vettel who was being interviewed by David Coulthard, rushed towards Hamilton to congratulate him on the win, patted him and hugged him.
The duo signalled to the crowd as well, raising their arms in the air and it was wonderful to see two world champions, who had fought hard on track this season, embracing each other in such a manner after the battle had officially come to an end.
In the post race interviews/press conference, Vettel was asked as to what he told Hamilton during their embrace after the race.
Vettel was quick to tell the journalists around that he congratulated Hamilton on a spectacular season and wanted him to come up with something similar next season as Ferrari will be up for it.
“He drove superb all year and was the better one of us two. Number five is something incredible.
“I congratulated him, asked him to keep pushing next year and we’ll fight him again.” Vettel said.
Vettel admitted that he would have loved to stay in the fight for a little longer but then it just wasn’t meant to be.
“It is not an easy day,” Vettel said.
“But well deserved [for Hamilton] so congratulations to him and his team they did a superb job.
“We have to accept that and say congratulations. We would have liked to have hung in there longer but it was not to be.” he added.
Maurizio Arrivabene too had some congratulatory messages for Hamilton, but was quick to say that the constructor’s championship was still open, something that Ferrari will fight for big time.
“First of all I want to say congratulations to Lewis Hamilton,” he said as quoted by BBC Radio Five Live.
“Next year we hope to do better and we have to do better.
The good news is that the constructor’s championship is still open and we will never give up” he concluded.