Cape Town - Nico Rosberg believes Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari have only
themselves to blame should Lewis Hamilton wrap up the World title in Mexico
Although this season started out in Vettel's favour, it has begun
to go horribly wrong midway through the campaign.
Too many mistakes from the German have cost him vital points
and momentum while Hamilton has been almost flawless.
With six wins in the last eight races to Vettel's one,
Hamilton can wrap up the title this weekend in Mexico, he only needs to finish
And Vettel's mistakes, according to Rosberg, are to blame.
"It's all about consistency and he's done the opposite.
He's been all over the place, really, in the last couple of months," the
2016 World Champ told F1's official website.
"Him and the team both together. It's been so one-sided
since the summer it's unbelievable.
"It was seemingly going to be Vettel who would take the
championship and it's just gone completely one direction, been total dominance
since. And just as a result of mistakes.
"And you're never going to beat Lewis like that because
Lewis doesn't make mistakes. Very few."
The German feels his compatriot needs to learn when to back
off, something he hasn't done this season leading to several collisions.
The most notable of these was his lap 1 contact with
Hamilton at Monza, which left Vettel in a spin and helped Hamilton to the win.
"It's difficult to understand because you have to
remember he's a four-times World Champion who's done incredible
performances," Rosberg added, "so I'm not really sure.
"For me sometimes he wants too much in the moment
always and can't think about the long game.
"He's also a little bit too self-confident sometimes.
Which means he doesn't accept when someone else has, in that moment, maybe done
a better job.
"You need to kind of accept, take a step back, (say)
'yep, the other guy's better in this moment and I'll get him back again a
little bit further down the road.'"