Mexico City - A candid Sebastian Vettel believes his world championship bid began to unravel in Singapore when Ferrari lost their performance advantage against Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team.
"I think from Singapore onwards, we just didn't have the pace to keep up with Mercedes for a couple of races,” he said. “And then, obviously, some other things happened on top that didn't help.
“We couldn't score the points due to mistakes that we did - and the mistakes that I did."
Vettel was speaking in the aftermath of Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix in which he finished second behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen - a result that handed this year’s title to Hamilton, who finished fourth behind Kimi Raikkonen in the second Ferrari.
After congratulating his British rival on beating him to a fifth world drivers’ title in Mexico, the four-time champion was searingly honest about his and his team's mistakes.