In the round-up: Sebastian Vettel says he will miss the competition from team mate Mark Webber next year.
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“You can say what you want about our relationship, but in the end we pushed each other very hard. I will miss that.”
“The reasons why I left from the team are purely on the money side, and the things I haven’t got, my salary. That is an unfortunate thing.”
“I didn’t know it was 53 (points). I knew it was more than before Monza but yeah I’m not trying to get carried away with the gap.”
Vettel: “For next year, with a lot of new things coming in, it probably doesn’t matter so much if you have been around the last couple of years.”
“We do have a great package for the next few races that are mainly high-downforce tracks. We will be quick.”
“The only thing is we?óÔé¼Ôäóve got to be careful with the ride quality of the car, because it?óÔé¼Ôäós very bumpy. That?óÔé¼Ôäós obviously been a weakness over the whole season, really. It has got better, and we just have to hope that we can put the car somewhere in terms of aerodynamics that keeps us off the deck, because that causes us a few issues.”
“It will be an incredibly strong line-up. They talk about me and Nico being the strongest package, but I think they will now have it.”
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Comment of the day
How is Massa going to play things over the next seven races, @AdrianMorse wonders:
It will be interesting to see whether he can back up these strong words with strong performances on track. Can Massa talk up the self confidence that he seems to need?
If Massa does ignore team orders, it will be very interesting to see Ferrari?óÔé¼Ôäós reaction. Will they fire him, and sacrifice any chance of second in the constructors’ championship? With the championship on the line I’m sure Massa would still play the team game, but currently Alonso is too far away to be thinking of the championship.
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