Hamilton describes Vettel's driving style after 2018 battle
Lewis Hamilton has described Sebastian Vettel as an "aggressive" driver on the track but stopped short of labelling his rival "reckless", despite a string of collisions and spins that cost the Ferrari man his chance at the Formula 1 world drivers' championship in 2018.
Hamilton was crowned world champion for a fifth time last weekend in Mexico, besting Vettel for a second year on the bounce.
However, whereas in 2017 Hamilton had a clear advantage thanks to his car, it has not been the case this year.
Ferrari often delivered a package capable of dominance, only for Vettel to spill vital points in France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States as a result of errors at the wheel.
Spinning out of the lead at Hockenheim was particularly heart-breaking for Vettel, prolonging his wait to win at the track he grew up a short drive from.
Asked if Vettel was a stern competitor, Hamilton told Motor Sport Magazine: "Yeah, definitely. But he's not reckless.
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