Sebastian Vettel: Lewis Hamilton squeezed me into Italian GP spin

Italy Grand Prix Marcus Ericsson

"I don't want to go any further because it could be read in another way that I am trying to find excuses, but they have certainly had a very, very good auto [on Saturday] and a good vehicle [on Sunday]. We got more points than Ferrari in their home". I left him space, but it was me who was the one who spun around.

"I wouldn't say it was really a miracle today I think and before the race as you can see out there, there's a lot of Ferrari fans obviously and there's a lot of that negative sound that you hear, that just encourages me, it energises me and also particularly when go around there's quite a lot of British fans around".

The collision resulted in Vettel spinning his Ferrari and damaging the front wing while Hamilton's vehicle survived undamaged and he went on to win the race and increase his championship lead to 30 points.

After a dry morning, there was rain in the air.

Within seconds, he passed the German on the outside at the Roggia chicane. "That was silly", said Vettel.

Yet despite a weekend of fine accomplishment, Raikkonen also underlined why Ferrari should dispense with his services at the end of the season and bring in Charles Leclerc to partner Sebastian Vettel for 2019. "Where did he want to go?"

Vettel had to pit for a new front wing and then fought through to fifth on the road, before gaining another place via a penalty for Max Verstappen. He had retaken the lead from Hamilton after an early tussle, but could not pull away despite the Ferrari being the fastest vehicle on the track.

The move turned out to be devisive, allowing Hamilton to attack Raikkonen for the lead of the race.

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After Sebastian Vettel had taken himself out of the equation for the victory at Monza with another unnecessary incident with Hamilton on the opening lap, the race became a straight duel between the Briton and Raikkonen for the top spot.

There are seven races remaining and the next, Singapore, should favour Ferrari over Mercedes which has struggled there in the past.

Hamilton waited until the end of lap 28 to come in for fresh tires, handing the lead to Bottas who was ahead of a charging Raikkonen.

Vettel was furious after Ferrari's rotation policy in qualifying saw him miss out on pole position after completing his final lap in front of Raikkonen and giving his teammate a vital tow. He finishes ahead of Raikkonen and Verstappen, but Verstappen's penalty means Bottas will finish on the podium, with Vettel taking fourth.

Raikkonen needed a three or four-second advantage to allow him to control the race, but it was just one by the time the pit stops came around and it allowed Mercedes to control the race.

"It was intense", Hamilton said.

"Today was down to the least mistakes, ultimately and looking after the tyres".

The tifosi, deflated, began heading for the exits.

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