Aston Martin driver Vettel, however, feels Verstappen and Hamilton should not look to Perez and Bottas for help, as was his case when he won his four titles from 2010-2013 and Mark Webber was his team-mate.
“Mark was obviously in the title fights as well and I don’t know how it is if the other guy supports you or the team has a very clear role," remarked Vettel. "[At Red Bull] It never got to that point.
"We were too close, I guess, in terms of points and it was never that clear that it was only one car, one driver in the second half of the season.
“In general, I am not a big fan of devoting the second driver just to help, which I don’t think is currently the case.
"Maybe it is a little bit hyped but I think everybody should race for his own race and you should fight for your own championship.
“I’m quite happy that I didn’t have great support, and I don’t mean this negative to Mark, but just that I had to do it on my own because looking back I am very proud at what I achieved.
"I achieved it on my own and not because I was helped.”
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