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Despite already winning the Formula One championship Lewis Hamilton didn't rest on his laurels and finished fourth

Despite already winning the Formula One championship Lewis Hamilton didn't rest on his laurels and finished fourth

It was crucial to get ahead.

While Hamilton hailed his fightback as "fun", the Briton reckons it was a missed opportunity for a 10th win of the season.

Here Natasha Henry rates the teams from those who revelled in the carnival spirit to those who are hoping for better at Abu Dhabi in a fortnight. Reasons to be optimistic for 2018 then but with caution. Hamilton, who clinched his fourth F1 title at Mexico, lost control of his Mercedes at 160mph on his very first lap.

In the above clip following the incident, Vettel displayed a range of emotions showing his fury at Hamilton after being asked his thoughts on the criticism. Second, Ocon took a risk by taking the outside line, and third Grosjean's Haas understeered through the corner on cold tyres. Ferrari have proved they have the chassis to beat, now they need an engine to match.

Haas team principal Gunther Steiner has criticised F1's stewards for a lack of consistency after Romain Grosjean was penalised in the Brazilian Grand Prix. He failed to do so.

"When you see what the Mercedes was capable of, you just have to look at Lewis and Bottas wasn't up to pace. At the end of the day that is more satisfying".

"Sebastian Vettel extended his sincere apologies to the FIA and the wider motorsport family".

When 2017 world champion and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton crashed out of qualifying, the door was left wide open for Bottas to win the pole and, on Sunday, claim a third victory of the season.

Some of the lunges into turn 1 and ensuing overtakes from Daniel Ricciardo defied belief. It was hugely costly. "So, we probably haven't seen the real race".

"But waking up this morning, my goal was really to try to redeem myself for yesterday's mistake and really do the team proud and try to get points back". "It's less painful because obviously the championship is done, but I still feel it just as much".

"But you must not underestimate that in traffic against the Ferraris it was pretty difficult".

Of course Toro Rosso make the risky switch to Honda next year, but for Red Bull and Renault, and indeed McLaren, a more powerful and reliable power unit can't come soon enough.

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"I know it sounds negative but as a racer we want fast, nimble cars where we can attack always every single lap". I don't think that is too exciting for people to watch. "I'm okay. It happened really quickly".

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