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Vettel better than me? You should have gone to Specsavers, says Lewis Hamilton

 

By Philip Duncan

Lewis Hamilton told a Formula One fan who claimed Sebastian Vettel was a better driver than him that he should "go to Specsavers" after moving 28 points clear of his rival in the title race with victory in Singapore.

Hamilton is now the overwhelming favourite to become the first British driver to win four championships in the sport's history after he defied the odds to triumph at Sunday's rain-hit race, while Vettel crashed out after just three corners.

The 32-year-old Englishman jetted straight out of Singapore in the early hours of yesterday with his Mercedes bosses, Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda, before touching down in Vienna and then London.

On board the flight, Hamilton insisted he would honour his new-found Vegan diet and steer clear of the ham and cheese available on board Lauda's jet.

Instead he would toast his pivotal Singapore victory with bread and water. Hamilton invited his 4.8million Instagram followers to join him from the runway in Singapore before aiming a jibe at his rival Vettel in the moments before departing the Far East.

In a live post, Hamilton addressed a fan who suggested Vettel - who crashed out of Sunday's race following a three-way pile-up with his Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull's Max Verstappen - was the more accomplished driver.

"One day you will see that that's not the case," said Hamilton, a winner of 60 Grands Prix. "If you haven't, then maybe you need to go to Specsavers."

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