Lewis Hamilton unimpressed by plans to add more races to F1 calendar

Rex Christensen
November 9, 2018

Ferrari have earned six victories so far this season while Mercedes have earned nine, meaning that with two races remaining on the 2018 schedule, they can not possibly match, much less pass, the win total of the Brackley-based team.

"That's what we're trying to do. and we'll see in two races' time". "It is not a simple thing", said Prost.

Mercedes can seal the constructors' championship at Interlagos for the fifth year in a row, providing Ferrari do not score 13 points more than them, and that will be the team's absolute focus.

Hamilton has won only once before in Brazil, in 2016, and in those years where he has wrapped up the title with races to spare has failed to triumph afterwards.

"We have such a huge respect for each other.it's the greatest partnership in terms of respect and teamwork from drivers that has ever existed in Formula One probably". "We're trying to win", he told reporters.

"Yes, definitely. Coming here knowing that there is a possibility to win a race is obviously a good feeling".

After Hamilton's fifth title was confirmed in Mexico last week, Vettel also pinpointed a three-race stretch between Singapore and Japan where Ferrari's upgrade package actually made the vehicle slower. "So I am confident everyone has worked as hard as they can to rectify it and push forward but it might take this race and even the next race before we fully understand it".

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"It's a big question", said Vettel, when asked where Ferrari's development had gone awry this year.

Vettel admitted he was disappointed that Hamilton had clinched this year's drivers' title in Mexico with two races remaining, but said he remained motivated for the future, including this weekend.

"All I can do is try to make sure I'm supportive throughout the process, throughout the weekend".

"There's a drivers' championship, but if you go to any team they're probably going to say this is more important for them - the constructors' championship more than the drivers". "I have not asked Valtteri if he would want that but he is not going to want that. I'm always really open with my set-up so I will continue to do so". He's going to want to win in his own way.

"So I don't think I'll be doing him any favours in the sense of giving him a win, I don't think he needs that - I think he thinks he can do it himself".

"I think something went wrong, as in we didn't go and develop something in the right direction". "I want to win by doing it by myself".

"I don't think he is going to want that, he is going to win one on his own, in his own way", added Hamilton.

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