Vettel Remains Determined

Vettel Remains Determined

Finally, some good news for Sebastian Vettel. He will not be sent down the grid at Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix after Ferrari confirmed his gearbox has survived his post-race collision in Malaysia. The news keeps the world championship alive, as the German tries to reel in Lewis Hamilton's 34-point lead over the closing five rounds. "I think we have a lot of races left," Vettel said. "I think we have a strong car and I’m not too fussed about the amount of points".


Furthermore, Vettel has to deal with the blame not being directed at Lance Stroll for the post-race collision. Initially, footage from Vettel’s own car and Romain Grosjean’s, who was following the pair, appeared to show that Stroll had been guilty of not paying attention on the slow-down lap and driving into Vettel. The stewards decided not to take any further action despite complaints from both drivers, but the authorities did elect to remind all racers to remain vigilant, even after the race has finished. However, the new footage, filmed from Stroll’s car, shows his steering wheel did not move towards Vettel and that the stewards’ had made the right decision not to punish the younger driver. 


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