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Vettel holds hand up for poor Mexico showing

Sebastian Vettel took full responsibility for his poor showing at the Mexico Grand Prix.

The four-time Formula One World Champion headed to Mexico in second place in the 2015 Formula One World Championship ahead of Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg.

The battle for the title may have been wrapped up by Hamilton, but there is still pride in the battle to be best of the rest, especially when Rosberg clearly has the more dominant car.

However with Rosberg winning the race and Vettel retiring the momentum in that battle has taken a swing in favour of the Mercedes driver.

Instead Vettel was left licking his wounds after a first lap puncture following contact with Daniel Ricciardo and two unforced errors saw him retire from the race.

'It was my mistake. I didn't have any issues the whole weekend but twice in the race, Once I spun and the second time I managed to crash. I can't be happy with how the day went; obviously with the puncture on the first lap the race was pretty much lost. Without any Safety Car we couldn't really come back. Vettel told Sky Sports.

'I think the car was generally good. In general good to drive, the pace was very promising. Unfortunately, we were not in a spot to prove that. But I think we were closer than in the last races compared to Mercedes.

'In the end we didn't see the chequered flag, so not a good day.'


He concluded: 'There was nothing wrong with the car. I went in at more or less the same speed and very suddenly lost the car. It was very similar the first time when I lost control, We know it has been tricky all weekend, but that's not for blaming the conditions or the circuit. In the end it was my mistake - asking or wanting a little bit too much.'








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Date:Friday November 6 2015

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