On November 04, Sebastian Vettel said that he has told Lewis Hamilton 'he deserved it all.' Vettel has told this to Hamilton after the British Mercedes driver sealed his 6th world title at the US Grand Prix.
Hamilton finished 2nd behind Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in Austin on 23 November and was cooling down after the race when, suddenly, Ferrari's four-time champion Vettel came to whisper in his ear.
Vettel, who was for some years Hamilton's severest on-track rival, had retired early in the race after his car's suspension failed on the rough Circuit of the Americas.
"I think now is the time for you to write as many good things as you can," Vettel informed reporters, referring to what he said to Hamilton.
"If somebody wins the title six times, he deserves all of it. That's what I told him as well."
"Obviously I'm happy for him," he added. "I'm not happy that we are not in contention this year and we were so far back, but you need to respect what he achieved these last years and, also, this year, together with his team how strong they have been. I'm happy for him but less happy for us."
Charles Leclerc, who was Vettel's Ferrari team-mate said: "On my side, I didn't even win won one world title... To win six is just incredible.
"I think he deserves it. He has done an incredible season. I grew up watching him on the TV and, yeah, just a huge congratulations."
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