Vettel gave Ricciardo no chance

If Sebastian Vettel was never able to escape at the head of the Singapore GP, the Ferrari driver constantly remained out of reach of Daniel Ricciardo until the checkered flag.

Published on 20/09/2015 à 17:14

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Vettel gave Ricciardo no chance

Sebastian Vettel signed one of his greatest victories by winning for the fourth time in his career at the Singapore GP. The pilot of the Team Ferrari had to deal with race interruptions which wiped out its lead for keep the advantage over Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) who often evolved within a handful of seconds of the leader.

“I was able to breathe a little with the safety cars, but the pressure remained high behind me”, declared the four-time world champion. “Daniel had a very good race. He kept his tires very well, which made things a little technical at the end of the stints. I dictated the pace in the second, keeping in mind that overtaking is difficult on this circuit. I was then able to control my lead and it worked. »

After Malaysia in March and Hungary in July, Sebastian Vettel celebrates his third success of the year and is eight points behind Nico Rosberg and 49 units behind Lewis Hamilton. “If we have more weekends like this, I still have my chances. But we only have to worry about our job by attacking as much as possible. That Mercedes This fact is not our responsibility. We have a small chance and maybe we can make the impossible possible”, added the German.

Discover the analysis of the Singapore Grand Prix carried out by our special correspondents in issue 2030 of AUTOhebdo, available from Monday evening in digital version on all platforms, and from Wednesday on newsstands.

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