Hamilton threatens to quit if F1 continues to expand

Sebastian Vettel Italian GP 2018

Sebastian Vettel Italian GP 2018

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 auto slower. And as they attempt to overhaul Mercedes' 55-point advantage in the constructors' standings with two races to go, that could prove key.

Even with these results, Ferrari only managed to outscore Mercedes by 11 points, so it will be extremely challenging for them to outscore them by at least 13 points in the Brazilian Grand Prix to take the constructor championship battle to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. "Obviously along the way something went wrong and we need to learn from it..."

"We still have a job to do on this weekend, to win the constructors title, so the focus remains absolutely the same". In the end, if you ask 10 people, they all have different views how it's been won or lost.

"The team are not going to make that call", Hamilton said.

Red Bull's aggressive pairing of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen, who won in Mexico, will also be a serious threat in a race in which heavy rain has often played an influential role.

"This year definitely there have been times when he has been fundamental in us winning races".

"It's hard to explain why it has been tough for us, particularly in this last one, but I really hope the auto this weekend feels more normal and we are more competitive".

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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. Probably '09 was the worst one and the lowest point.

"I have been three times in a position like that in '17, '09 and this year".

"You never know what the next year brings so you never know whether you get another chance".

"It already feels like are on race 25 this year, so I don't think that's a good thing".

"You can't predict. None of those moments were nice". It's a lot of commitment for all of us and a lot of time away from families, and the seasons are getting longer and the off time is getting shorter. So we missed something, not on goal and not because something was by default set wrong.

"Clearly we missed something and not because something was on objective by default set wrong". So it's up to us to find a fix for it and make sure it doesn't happen again, but it's not so simple to find and fix it as it sounds.

"His motivation was to win the fifth title and now, and for next year, it is a personal feeling about what he wants".

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