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Vettel: Karthikeyan’s jamming send big invitation to Hamilton

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Sebastian Vettel believes that, back-runner Narain Karthikeyan’s blocking, advantaged to Lewis Hamilton for easy overtaking during the Austin Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren too pace than Red Bull at DRS strait and specially sector one. Vettel and race winner start the battle at early stage of the race, finally the Brit overtook Vettel on lap 42 out of 57; Hamilton managed to pull the move off. But they are holding on the battle at end of race.

Vettel also added that he is pleased with seal the Constructors’ Championship and really, really nice to race today in front of the big crowd. The German still hold the drivers’ championship now he 13 points ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alosno.

“I wasn’t complaining about Lewis, obviously. I wasn’t too happy send a nice big invitation to Lewis when I obviously had to go through Karthikeyan and he was basically right behind at the DRS zone; to do a big difference within one corner is hardly possible and then he took that opportunity – fair enough – down the straight and passed me.” Vettel said

“I tried to defend, I moved to the inside but I knew that he would have so much more speed that he can pick either side, so it didn’t really matter what I was doing and after that, I was obviously not too happy, because on all the laps before I tried to manage the gap to him, tried to manage the tyres until the end of the race, to be able to attack towards the last couple of laps.”

“We had, I think, something like 20 laps, 15 laps to go at the time. It was not targeted at Lewis, it was more targeted at the backmarker which, as I said, gave a nice big envelope with an invitation to Lewis.”

“Fantastic job for the team today to seal the Constructors’ Championship against Ferrari who are now in second. I’m very happy with that and the guys can be, for sure, very proud of themselves. I think we will have a drink tonight, enjoy the time here. All weekend has been incredible, I think, for all of us, for the whole Formula One paddock here.”

“The last race [in the US] obviously, as Lewis said, he won it. It was my first race in Formula One here in the United States and to come back and get so much support, so may fans… The signing session yesterday was absolutely crazy and full grandstands, so full house. It was really, really nice to race today in front of the crowd.”

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