Vettel ends the season on a high

Sebastian Vettel“It was a difficult and chaotic race and it’s great to end the season on a high with this fourth place. I didn’t make any mistakes and I feel we deserved this result, even if I was hoping for a podium. It was great to be racing against Massa, Alonso and Hamilton. Great fun!"

"Towards the end, I was concentrating on staying on the track and I didn’t know where I was in terms of position and I just tried to pass Lewis like any other guy and I succeeded. I passed Timo just at the last corner, as he was struggling on dry tyres.  Lewis was behind me at that moment, but as I wasn’t sure where I was after the final pit stop for rain tyres, I was definitely not aware that I might be influencing the world championship."

"It was hard to know who was a backmarker or not and as it got darker and darker it was even difficult to know who the cars in front of you were. The important thing is that I scored five points. It’s been a fantastic season.”

Sebastien Bourdais“I had a fairly good start, holding my position, but after the switch to dry tyres, the car was a bit difficult to drive. Timo passed me, benefiting from a mistake I made. We caught Fisichella, but I couldn’t get a good exit out of the final turn so couldn’t pass. This allowed the others to close on me. Jarno decided to go for it, which was fine, except he out-braked himself and pushed me towards the grass and I lost six places."

"It’s the second time in a row that Jarno has upset my race. After that, I was stuck in traffic, with some graining and I was unable to attack anyone as I continued not to get the last corner right. At the end, the team gambled on heavy rain and put me on extreme wets, so I lost another position to Kubica on intermediates. Not a great weekend!”

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