The catalogue of errors that have smashed Vettel's title hopes

Another nail was driven into Sebastian Vettel's 2017 World Championship bid's coffin at Suzuka, but he and Ferrari can look back further than the last three races to find days when crucial points went begging this season.

Sebastian Vettel's Formula 1 title hopes all but evaporated in the Japanese Grand Prix, as poor reliability ruined Ferrari's prospects of properly carrying the fight to Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes for the second race in a row.

If Vettel was already clinging on by his fingertips coming into Suzuka, he is surely now only something akin to a fingernail breakage away from certain doom in F1's title race.

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About this article
Series Formula 1
Event Japanese GP
Track Suzuka
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Sebastian Vettel
Article type Analysis