Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton would prefer to fight

Mecedes Lewis Hamilton Singapore GP

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Lewis Hamilton has claimed he wouldn’t like to win races in the same manner that Sebastian Vettel is after the German cruised to another win in Singapore.

Vettel has been too quick for the rest of the grid in Spa and Monza recently and completed a stellar weekend on Sunday by winning the Singapore Grand Prix by an impressive 32-second margin. That win was the largest by any victor since Hamilton’s triumph at Silverstone five years ago.

The German picked up his 33rd career win in the process to take him to fourth in F1’s all-time victory list. Hamilton finished nearly a minute behind the Red Bull and admitted in the post-race interviews that there was no chance of catching Vettel.

Hamilton has said the booing Vettel gets is undeserved but is adamant he wouldn’t want to win races in the same manner that Vettel is.

“I saw a glimpse of him on the podium and I was happy for him,” Hamilton told reporters on Sunday night.

“I tried to imagine what it would be like if I was winning races the way he is winning races. Me, I don’t want to be able to be that far ahead, I want to be able to fight with him or whoever. But this is the way it is, and it’s definitely not a positive thing to hear that he has been booed.

“He’s on his way to his fourth World Championship and he needs all the credit if he wins it.”

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