Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene joked that the Scuderia will supply Sebastian Vettel with elbow pads for next season after coming off second best in a string of on-track skirmishes cost the German in 2018's title race against Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes.
Collisions with Valtteri Bottas in Italy, Hamilton in Italy, Max Verstappen in Japan and Daniel Ricciardo in the United States cost Vettel precious points, while a spin into the gravel in his home race in Germany was a pivotal moment in the campaign.
Vettel was at a loss to explain why those clips with his rivals would routinely send him in a spin and leaving him to pick his way through the field.
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