- Dec 11, 2005
It really is quite impressive just how thoroughly this driver's championship has fallen apart...
The season ended on Lap 8 when Vettel did a Verstappen on Verstappen and plummeted from fourth to eighteenth. He eventually worked his way back to sixth, but Ferrari knows it's over so they did not bother to swap positions with Kimi in fifth. Honestly, a lot of ugly driving at the start with Magnussen blocking LeClerc to cause a collision (should have been a penalty on Kevin) and then Ericsson ramming him a couple of laps later. I would not call Verstappen on Räikkönen ugly, but the penalty was deserved because Max should have taken the longer way around and not cut back on track.
With Lewis now WDC Elect, it will be interesting to see if Vettel now just goes full attack for poles and wins for from this point onward it does not matter if he finishes, so he might as well only finish first or not at all.