Hamilton is on a far stronger position mentally than Vettel, even if 'historically' he hasn't won gp's after securing the title.
You'd think the pressure is off Vettel right now, but that's not true either. He's still needing to try and get the WCC, so pressure is there.
He's under a lot of critisism, especially for this year. You could say 'the sword is damocles' is hanging above his head.
Ham is in the finest chillest mood right now. Seb isn't.
Mercedes has improved and have a stronger car then Ferrari has, it was the other way at the start of the season.
Kimi has won a gp, he doesn't care anymore, he's heading to Sauber.
Rain is coming, RedBull and Max are on a pretty high note recently and are in a superbly positive fighter-vibe.
Especially with Max now very close to Bottas', and could very well beat him in the WDC standings.
Mercedes is better, RedBull are mentally better, and there is rain coming @ Brazil.
Ferrari is in a mistake after mistake spiral. There is no way they will get the WCC.
I'll paint it worse, knowing how Ferrari have thrown their races in the bin this season due to extremely embarassing
strategic mistakes, there's even a good chance that if Max manages to actually win Brazil, which is far from out of the
question because of the rain, Max can even pass Kimi in the 3rd WDC standings.
in Abu Dhabi the Ferrari probably will be better than the RB in all areas, so that would mean he could grab it back.
But i'd say Bottas' WDC standing is under huge pressure.
In other words, there are too many people in a fighting position, whilst Vettel has given up the fight now, and Kimi doesn't
care. So there is no hunger for the guys driving the Ferraris to remotely give the Scuderia the chance on the WCC.
Personally, i think this is what to expect;
"Explain the ending to F1 in football terms"
"Hamilton was beating Verstappen 7-0, then the ref decided F%$& rules, next goal wins
while also sending off 4 Hamilton players to make it more interesting"