2016 World Champion Nico Rosberg fears Sebastian Vettel’s best chance of a fifth World Championship has passed him by this season.
Vettel had the World Championship lead going into the summer break, but a combination of driver errors and Ferrari reliability saw the pendulum swing in Lewis Hamilton’s favour, with the Brit clinching his fourth title in Mexico.
And Hamilton’s former team-mate Rosberg believes this year may have been the closest he will get to glory.
“I do not think Sebastian Vettel will have a better chance next year,” Rosberg told t-online.de.
“This year the opportunity for him to win the World Championship was huge.