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SportRosberg: Vettel's dedication 'superior' to Hamilton

13:41  11 january  2019
13:41  11 january  2019 Source:   readsport.co

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" Vettel is superior in terms of dedication to work, he works closely with the engineers," Rosberg told Autosprint. "It is a devotion that Hamilton does not have." While Hamilton doesn't assume the same workload, according to Rosberg , it hasn't hindered his forward march, the Brit capturing his fifth world

Rosberg highlighted how Vettel works tirelessly with his engineers, something he claims Hamilton doesn’t do, and that mental strength is the final ingredient to get the job done. Speaking to Autosprint, he said: “ Vettel is superior in terms of dedication to work; he works closely with the engineers.

Rosberg: Vettel's dedication 'superior' to Hamilton © Charles Coates/Getty Images Sport F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi - Qualifying

2016 Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg believes despite finishing runner-up to Lewis Hamilton two years running, Sebastian Vettel is more “superior” in his dedication to racing.

The German has failed to add to his four consecutive championships won with Red Bull since moving to Ferrari in 2015, finishing more than 80 points adrift of Hamilton in last seasons title duel.

Vettel and Hamilton are polar opposites when it comes to preparation, while the four-time champion is hands on with his team and leads a quiet life away from the circuit, the latter is known to enjoy the celebrity lifestyle with an array of projects in fashion and music.

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'We've got the ingredients to overhaul Mercedes' insists Vettel Sebastian Vettel is adamant Ferrari has “all the ingredients” in place to beat Mercedes in 2019 but stresses it’s “down to us to do the job”. For the second year in succession Vettel missed out on a championship crown to Lewis Hamilton after a year-long duel, mistakes from the German and the team proving fatal in its title bid. The Italian outfit heads into the new season with an 11-year barren run without a championship to its name but last year showed its strongest form since winning the 2008 constructors’ title. With the 2019 season only a couple of months away, Vettel says the goal is clear but until testing no-one is any wiser to who will be the early pace-setters.

Lewis Hamilton gets his hands on the F1 championship trophy for the third time at the annual FIA prize-giving, as Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel also

Hamilton finished third with Rosberg incensed and off the podium. Belgium 2014 Rosberg attempted to pass Hamilton on the second lap at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit and instead made contact. Racing 1-2 with Sebastian Vettel hot on their heels, Rosberg urged Mercedes to tell Hamilton to pick

“Vettel is superior in terms of dedication to work, he works closely with the engineers,” Rosberg told Autosprint. “It is a devotion that Hamilton does not have.”

Having kept on a close eye on the pair’s fight for last year’s crown, Rosberg was publicly critical of Vettel’s countless errors that undid his hard work to lead the standings halfway through the season.

Having fought against Hamilton for a title when they were team-mates at Mercedes, the German advises Vettel to consider altering his approach given he went through a similar experience with the Briton the year before his championship-winning season.

“I do not know exactly what happened to him [Vettel] but in this sport, sometimes it seems everything is going in the right direction, then you just need one mistake to bring you down, you lose confidence and everything goes wrong,” added Rosberg.

“The same thing happened to me against Hamilton in 2015.

“With Lewis I needed to change my attitude, I decided that I had to be the one to lead the game.

“Lewis always tends to impose his rules but I took control so as not to allow him to find the motivation. And I won.”

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