Sebastian Vettel has pronounced Kimi Raikkonen’s inability to take points divided from Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes will not confirm who wins and loses a titles.
Following a Finn’s fifth-placed finish during Monza, Raikkonen is now 100 points behind Hamilton in a Drivers’ Standings and 97 behind teammate Vettel.
The opening between Hamilton and Bottas is 41 points in comparison and that has contributed to Mercedes opening adult a 62-point advantage in a Constructors’ Championship.
But Vettel insisted that Raikkonen’s bad form this deteriorate has not and will not play an constituent purpose in a pretension fight.
“No. we consider we demeanour back, there’s always ways to demeanour during points and stuff,” Vettel pronounced in a post-race press conference. “I’m not so most interested.
“Above everything, we competition for a group and afterwards apparently we competition for yourself, we try to do a best yourself and we consider we saw a conflict today. we don’t consider he waved me past though we didn’t design him to and it was tight.
“I was discerning during that time and could make progress, so it was good to get past though he had a improved start, he got past Valtteri so we’re both fighting for a best and a best outcome today.
Vettel also pronounced that Raikkonen is not underneath any group orders and both are authorised to competition openly opposite any other.
He added: “For certain a gait was a bit down so it’s always a bit some-more wily though no, we mean, as we say, we’re both racing. If we are racing in a same automobile afterwards naturally, in a way, you’re racing for a same bit of track.
“Look during those dual [Hamilton and Bottas], they were using really fast and not a lot of opening between them. Also then, if you’re so tighten to any other it’s apparently essential to be forward in qualifying, opening laps, after that they will always be difficult.
“Rules are sincerely transparent that a teams have in terms of who gets priority and things like that.
“I consider most some-more critical than demeanour during a championship with teammates, points, whatever is a chemistry inside a group and we consider Kimi’s good famous for a fact that he doesn’t speak so much.
“Inside a group he talks utterly a lot and yeah, we get along well, his feedback is profitable and we consider we get on with any other and there’s 0 highlight for a group that is a good thing.”
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