Vettel says 'smooth race' shows Ferrari has taken a step forward

Lewis Hamilton

He added: "If he (Hamilton) says they've got a few tricks going on in that vehicle, well, clearly they have got some things going on in that auto which are giving it performance which we're all aware of (in FIA) and obviously we're happy with".

"I wish you could see how tough it is out there for us all, maybe you could see it by all of us falling off".

Ferrari's Vettel passed pole-sitter Hamilton on the opening lap of the Spa-Francorchamps race before taking the chequered flag 11 seconds clear of his rival. "I don't know what's on their auto, so I couldn't say (if it is illegal or legal) either way". "I wouldn't disagree in terms of power this year we are closer (than last year) ... I went off twice but I'm so glad I managed to keep it together for that last lap".

Frenchman Esteban Ocon, whose future is uncertain following Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll's takeover of Force India, came home sixth ahead of Frenchman Romain Grosjean and his Haas team-mate Kevin Magnussen. But Hamilton sounded confused why Mercedes is slower than Ferrari. We had a vehicle that worked well on twisty tracks where a lot of downforce was required, but we were missing out on tracks where the auto needed to be more efficient like here, Silverstone and a couple of other tracks. "It all happened pretty quick but what I remember was getting a hit initially and then looking and then I'm basically in the back of Kimi on the exit".

"I hope it [victory at Spa] helps boost the race at Monza and for it to stay on the calendar for a long time, as I've heard some rumours", said Vettel, with the event not yet thought to be sold out. Following that, Ferrari has another fast track well suited to it at Singapore.

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"That was definitely some of the toughest. even though at the last race it was very wet, but that was different circumstances, where you have more grip on those extreme tyres".

"They just outperformed us today and we have to work harder".

"We had our deficits previous year", he conceded. "There are things they have on the vehicle and we have to try and find out what and improve on that". But we were missing out on tracks where the vehicle needs to be more efficient, like here and Silverstone and a couple of other tracks.

"But yes, it's key to have a vehicle that works everywhere because that's been our weakness and I think we've tackled it fairly well".

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