Ferrari boss: Mercedes can't cope with losing

Ferrari boss: Mercedes can't cope with losing

The four-time world champion was granted his leave for the day for an "unavoidable personal commitment" according to a Mercedes spokesman.

With just seven races left in his Red Bull career, Ricciardo will start from the back of the grid - like Nico Hulkenburg, his future teammate - with both men having upgraded their power units.

He also knows about the boos, the crowd voicing their disapproval when he triumphed in 2011 and 2013 for the enemy Red Bull.

The front three had gone into Turn 1 in the order they had qualified - with Kimi Raikkonen leading Vettel and Hamilton - but charged down to the second chicane in close proximity. Ferrari is Ferrari and our fans are loyal, in good and bad years, no matter the results we have. "Probably stronger than past year and stronger for the second half".

Other drivers: Alonso, again, is a two-time victor here but has not clinched victory in Singapore in seven years, while Ricciardo has collected four successive podiums since 2014. However, Vettel remains wary of the threat posed by Mercedes and does not believe back-to-back race wins is a guarantee.

As for whether Mercedes now needs to add some "tricks" to its own 2018 engine, he answered the way one would expect.

Other drivers: Valtteri Bottas claimed a maiden win in Russian Federation a year ago, while Kimi Raikkonen has podiumed in the last two races.

6 - Lewis Hamilton has recorded the most pole positions at Monza, while he is also only one win away from equalling Michael Schumacher as the driver to have won the most races at the circuit (4).




Hamilton was closer than ever as they crossed the line to start the 45th lap. "If that's the case, then well done to our engine guys", commented Vettel.

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"So as long as I don't hear anything from that front then I think it's fine, same for the others". The implication is that Ferrari has the best vehicle, and Vettel should be leading the championship, but isn't. Despite needing two pit stops, Vettel limited the damage with an excellent recovery drive to finish fifth on the road, pulling off a number of impressive overtakes, and was promoted to fourth due to a time penalty for Max Verstappen.

Valtteri Bottas completed the podium places. At 33, Hamilton has won four already.

Vettel: Controlled the race from start to finish a year ago to deliver his third win in Brazil.

German driver Sebastian Vettel has crashed his Ferrari into a barrier at a Formula 1 exhibition event in Milan.

Hamilton: It's hard to see anything but a Mercedes win at Yas Marina Circuit, with Hamilton consistently quick around the sweeping UAE track.

Bottas led until lap 36 before pitting, releasing Raikkonen and Hamilton to duke it out for the win.

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