Sebastian Vettel told reporters he felt he was in total control after claiming victory under the lights at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday.
The 24-year-old German, who moved within a point of winning his second drivers’ title in succession, said: “First of all, I am very, very pleased with the result.
“The car was fantastic all the way through. When we could push we could pull away easily.
“Towards the end, I faced five cars with lots of groups, so it was not that big a margin, but I was in control.
“And this was such a fantastic result. I really love the track, I love the challenge, I think it is the longest race.
“The car was fantastic. Engine-wise everything was fantastic, we were in a comfortable position for most of the race, which is handy around here.
“For the championship it looks like we have another chance at the next race.”
Felipe Massa meanwhile was furious with Lewis Hamilton, after what he believed was another case of the McClaren driver’s dangerous driving style.
“I said before that he just won’t use his mind yesterday in qualifying and again it happened in this race,” said a clearly angry Massa.
“It could have caused a big accident this time and he is paying for it and he just doesn’t understand it.
“How many times this year has this happened? I think the FIA have to keep giving him penalties so he learns and understands. Maybe his father can help.”