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Singapore Grand Prix - An all too short race.

I had an average start and then I moved slightly to the left trying to defend my position from Max. Then I got bumped on one side as Kimi's car hit me. I'm not sure what happened. I span at turn 3, but that's because the car was damaged already. Today we were on the wrong side of the track, which doesn't help. But there is nothing we can do now and for sure it is bitter, and it's a pity we couldn't show our pace today; but we have other races ahead of us and I am sure there will be more opportunities for us.
Race
 
  Pos. Time Gap Laps FL Lap
VETTEL DNF - - - - -
  - - -
RAIKKONEN DNF - - - - -
  - - -
Weather: air 30°C, asphalt 31°C Rainy

Italian Grand Prix - Of course, I wanted to win.

Today we were not as quick as the Mercedes, but considering where we started from, we got the best result in the race. It was not ideal, but we are working very hard on what we want to achieve. The next tracks should be ok for us. We know we have to work on ourselves and where. I was happy at being back here with all our supporters, I got a lot of adrenalin from being on that podium. Of course, I wanted to win, but I am confident we are on the right way. It was not a great day for us, but at the same time it was brilliant to feel all the passion. Leading the Championship is not important as much as winning the Championship, it's where you are at the last race that counts. It is clear where we want to go, what we want to achieve.
Race
 
  Pos. Time Gap Laps FL Lap
VETTEL 3rd 1:16:08.629 36.317 53 1:23.897 51
  1st stop 31 Soft
RAIKKONEN 5th 1:16:32.394 60.082 53 1:25.054 43
  1st stop 15 Soft
Weather: air 27/28°C, asphalt 38°C Clear

Belgium Grand Prix - Sebastian still leads the championship after an exciting race.

If we had ended up ahead in qualifying, then we would have had a good pace to stay in front today! I was surprised how close I could follow through the whole race. So I am a bit angry at myself, because, when the race restarted after the safety car, I was probably too close to Lewis out of Turn 1. I tried to open the gap down Eau Rouge but it's a difficult compromise. You see the cars coming behind and you know that you need to defend, instead of focusing on attacking. At the same time I know that down the straights we are not as quick as Mercedes. So, I am not entirely happy, but after all it's been a great weekend for the team. We don't need to be afraid of any circuit, I believe we have the best car in terms of package. There's still something missing but the guys in Maranello are very motivated. I think we have done the biggest improvement and a big step forward. Now we turn the page on and move on to Monza: let's see what happens there.
Race
 
  Pos. Time Gap Laps FL Lap
VETTEL 2nd 1:24:45.178 2.358 44 1:46.577 41
  1st stop 14 Soft
  2nd stop 30 Ultrasoft
RAIKKONEN 4th 1:24:57.291 14.471 44 1:47.730 36
  1st stop 15 Soft
  2nd stop 29 Ultrasoft
Weather: air 26°C, asphalt 33/34°C overcast

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