Lewis Hamilton says that he is not depressed about the domination by Sebastian Vettel in F1 over the last few years. The German has managed to win the last three world championship titles on the trot, while he is also close to winning his fourth title. His compatriot Michael Schumacher holds the record for the most number of world championship titles won consecutively and it stands at five. Vettel recently won at the Italian Grand Prix in order to extend his lead in the world championship table even further.
He came in with a 46 point advantage over second placed Fernando Alonso, which has now been extended to 50 points. After the race, Alonso acknowledged that this will be very difficult to close from now till the end of the season without any DNFs from Vettel. It is also the opinion of Hamilton, who appeared to be in with a shout to win the title a few weeks ago. Before the summer break, Hamilton was in stunning form as he won the Hungarian Grand Prix. Since the season resumed, Vettel has once again regained the top form and is looking unbeatable.
Hamilton says that he has the best car on the grid and it is not surprising to see him pick up so many victories – and that it is very rare for the bookmakers to get it wrong.
“It’s not depressing. Sebastian is driving very well, as he should do as a world champion, so you have to give credit to him, and he is a nice guy. He’s also got the best car and he is delivering with it. He’s not making any mistakes. But we’ll keep pushing, we’re a good team, and I do feel we can beat them in some races moving forward. But even if I win every race and he finishes second then it [the title] is impossible,” said Hamilton.