Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton find themselves in the midst of world title battle, one that is heavily tilted towards Hamilton, as the Vettel(and Ferrari) challenge has faded away in the last few weeks.
The United States Grand Prix could help Hamilton win his 5th World Title, with Vettel and Ferrari left wondering how Mercedes and Hamilton managed to get so far ahead, despite the Italian team having the better package for a large part of the season.
Vettel though wants to live in the present and is focussed on the job at hand.
The Ferrari man recently spoke about his relationship with Hamilton and how they haven’t really been able to get into each other’s heads.
“If we see each other, it’s briefly at a press conference or the briefing or with a little luck on the podium. There is no direct contact,” he said.
“Things like ‘you have no balls’ or ‘you were crap today’ are no longer possible because every word is put on a golden scale.” he added.
Vettel then spoke about pressure in this gruelling race to the world title, and how he constantly reminds himself that he is driving for himself.
“Pressure is not necessarily fun,” he said.
“But it doesn’t always exist where people often suspect from the outside.
“Honestly, you drive for yourself and for those who help you to compete at this level. One guiding principle helps me. It’s that no one is ever as good or as bad as it is said.
“And I always like to reflect on what brought me to racing: my enthusiasm and joy.” he added.
Will Hamilton wrap up the title in the United States Grand Prix?