The struggle for victory in the championship, which is still a couple of stages ago, was in full swing, nearing completion.
Even before the start of the car of Sebastian Vettel have problems with the engine and almost at the last moment the engine cover on SF70-H was set in place.
German without problems drove the formation lap at the start and kept the second position. But, unfortunately, in the middle of the first round the power of the motor has fallen, and Vettel just two sector fell back to sixth place.
To solve the problem while staying on the track machine security, associated with the departure of Carlos Sainz, failed. In the fourth round of the German in the direction of the team rolled into the pits.
If nothing happens and Lewis Hamilton will win the race at Suzuka, the lag of Vettel for four stages before the end of the season will be 59 points. In this case, at the next stage in Austin the Mercedes driver will be enough to win 16 points to put an end to the dispute for the title.
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