Oct 7, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT
Lewis Hamilton was not impressed at ending the race in fifth place. The Mercedes driver believes he and Fernando Alonso, who finished sixth, should have been fighting at the front of the field.
“Me and Fernando in fifth and sixth at the end having our own little race, yet we are of a higher caliber than that,” said Hamilton. “We should be further ahead fighting with the world champions at the front and with Sebastian [Vettel].”
Hamilton dropped back in the race when he suffered problems with his medium tires in the second stint. He was also held up by Nico Rosberg when his team mate’s front wing failed.
Hamilton added he sympathized with those who were tired of seeing Vettel win all the time.
“I feel for the fans because I remember watching when Michael Schumacher was winning,” he said.
“I remember watching the start, going to sleep, then waking up when it ended because I already knew what would happen. I am pretty sure a lot of people were doing that today. At least in my family there were!”
Vettel has won the last four races in a row and could claim the world championship for a fourth year in a row this weekend in Japan.
- Tony Stewart’s return to NASCAR may be one of hardest things he’s ever done 0
- BREAKING NEWS: Tony Stewart to return to race at Atlanta this weekend 16
- Team Penske on verge of ending 8-year IndyCar title drought 0
- IndyCar title quest continues for Helio Castroneves 0
- Could Tony Stewart return to race this weekend at Atlanta? 15
- Report: McLaren trying for Vettel or Alonso 8
- NASCAR schedule reveals some potential 2015 IndyCar schedule hints; Texas IndyCar returns 2