“It was very close with Kimi in the end but, as he mentioned, he was very quick through the last two corners and then I couldn't really get him on the straight. I did all we could but surely wanted a little bit more.
Asked the now obligatory question about whether he would enjoy having Raikkonen as his team-mate next season – this time with the added twist of having finished behind the Lotus driver – Vettel admitted that he was quite happy racing rivals from other teams….
“He's one of the drivers I get along most with - he's been very honest all the time, which I appreciate a lot,” he noted, “I think, at the end of the day, we're a group of 20, 22 guys - some of them you like, others you don't. At the end of the day, you have to beat everyone. Obviously, we enjoy it a lot more if you're fighting other drivers in similar cars, meaning with similar pace, because it's kind of boring when you're only fighting your team-mate...”