Title fight not decided yet? Mercedes Supervisory Board Chief Niki Lauda continues to count on Ferrari-Star Sebastian Vettel in the decision for the Formula One World Championship.
The championship is open, one must pay attention to everything. I remain of the opinion that Mercedes is still the strongest car, but Vettel’s achievements force us to keep our eyes open. A pilot like that is extremely dangerous. And Ferrari is back again, we know that,”said the Austrian of the”Gazzetta dello Sport”.
The four-time world champion is”an extraordinary pilot,”lauded Lauda:”He has denied a intoxicating race in Singapore, as only great champions can. He has two qualities that few others possess: head and speed.”After his triumph in Singapore with 203 points, Vettel is currently third in the World Cup. Prior to this, defending champions Lewis Hamilton (252) and his Mercedes-Stallrival Nico Rosberg (211).
Uncertainty after a weak weekend
For Lauda personally, it would have been worst to leave Singapore without any real knowledge of his own failure: “And this in one moment, Hamilton distinguished himself in Singapore with a technical defect, Nico Rosberg only managed to find a solution in Suzuka due to lack of performance on the fourth grade.
Mercedes is now working on finding a solution to the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday.” I want to think positively, the defeat of Sunday has awakened us,”Lauda said,”We have a great advantage over Ferrari. But all it takes is another race that goes badly, and Ferrari is ready to attack us with Vettel.”