1 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes
“There was a lot of pressure from Lewis from behind throughout the entire race. I knew that one proper mistake could
have ruined it. I had to keep my head down and go lap by lap. I couldn’t be happier to end the season like this. Of
course, it would have been nice to get the second place in the championship, but Sebastian had a good weekend
as well. Looking at the overall season, I need to perform better; but I’m very pleased with how the end of the season
has been going for me. I’m really happy to be part of the team that won the constructors’ championship. Mercedes
has given me the opportunity to win a few races and claim a few pole positions, so I’m a really proud team member.
However, I was hoping for an overall better result in the drivers’ point. I’ve learned a lot this season, so now I’m really
looking forward to next year. This weekend shows that I can perform, I can be on pole and win races. So now I need
to try and do it more often next year.”

2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 3.899
“A great race, a great battle at the end of the season. I did the best I could, but Valtteri did a great job – very clean
and no mistakes. This is one of the harder tracks to overtake; you need to be 1.4 seconds faster than the car in front
to overtake. I had a lot of pace in the second stint, but as soon as I got into that window of about 1.2 seconds, I was
done. But it was neat that you could push all the way on the tyre, it didn’t seem to drop off that much. It’s really great
for Valtteri to have this win, this is a real boost for him to go into the winter with. Now I’m looking forward to some time
to sit down with my family and just reminisce about the whole year. It’s been such a strong year, the team have been
phenomenal all year long. I’m so grateful for everyone’s hard work back at the factory and for all the support from
Mercedes.”

3 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 19.330
“I was pretty lonely for most of the race, trying to save a bit of fuel in the first part of the final stint. It was not very
exciting, but that’s how it goes sometimes! The results have been worse than they could have been, but in the end we
weren’t strong enough. However, it’s against the spirit of Ferrari to give up. I am sure we have a lot of things to improve
and the people are very motivated. So, I am looking forward to next season. We had our chances and we took them,
but we also made little mistakes here and there and I am sure they won’t happen anymore. I think we didn’t lose the
Championship in any particular race; you just race and collect all the points, and in our case we didn’t have enough.
I promise to push next year and do my best together with the whole team, and then we’ll see. This year we improved
massively on the car; the chassis has been really strong since the first day. We made some major steps on the engine,
but we still need to find some more power compared to our competitors. However, the most important thing is to focus
on where we want to be as a team.”
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