Monza, Italy - Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel blamed Lewis Hamilton for a first-lap collision that left him 30 points behind the Formula One leader on Sunday but was confident he still had everything to play for.
"I'm not too worried," he told reporters after finishing fourth in an Italian Grand Prix won by his Mercedes rival. "I think we have the pace. The points sound a lot but actually it doesn't take a long time to get them down."
There are seven races remaining and the next, Singapore, should favour Ferrari over Mercedes which has struggled there in the past. There was no hiding the fact, however, that Vettel missed an opportunity to rein in Hamilton that could come back to haunt him at the end of the season if Hamilton goes on to take a fifth title.
Once again, Vettel's temperament was called into question after a collision that some pundits felt might have been avoided; he viewed it differently, of course.
'Nowhere to go'