F1: 'Disaster' says Vettel

67-pt gap from Hamilton with 4 races to go

(ANSA) - Rome, October 8 - Sebastian Vettel said Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix where he placed sixth to fall 67 points behind Lewis Hamilton with four races to go had been a "disaster".
    Ferrari ace Vettel started in sixth place but soon rose to fourth before shunting Max Verstappen's Red Bull and dropping to the back of the pack.
    He recovered to sixth by the end but Mercedes' four-time world champ Hamilton won the race to get within sight of the winning line for his fifth title.
    Vettel tried to sound optimistic, saying "there are a lot of races in which we can improve this season and next" but the hopes of the German four-time world champ are all but dashed for this year.