LEWIS HAMILTON fired a dig at Sebastian Vettel by suggesting the German should win the “Clown Cup” this season.
The Brit was quizzed as to what awards should be created by F1 bosses and whether a sportsmanship trophy should be presented at the end of each season.
Hamilton said: “I have a friend that goes and plays a golf tournament in England and it is called the Clown Cup and when you finish last you get the clown.
“There should be at least something like that – not for someone who finishes last – but for someone who…”
The incident earned Vettel widespread criticism, while he was astonishingly let off by the FIA with just three-points on his racing license.
Yet the cocky four-time world champion joked about ramming his car into Hamilton on purpose and added: “I should get move of the year, personality of the year, and what was the last one? Fair play?…Maybe not!”
But both are going all out to win this weekend’s finale in the desert.
Hamilton added: “The first race here I was determined to win because there was a car up for grabs if you won.
“I was pretty motivated to get. I was leading, the rear brakes failed, so Sebastian won it.
“We both have three wins here. We have this battle of wanting to get ahead of each other, so I am extremely driven this weekend to try and finish the season off as strong as I have been in the second half of the season.
“Sebastian won the last race, and I don’t particularly want to give him this one.
“I am hoping to have a good battle, I am approaching it the same and giving it everything as if I’m still fighting for the championship.”
Meanwhile, Hamilton feels that this weekend will signal the end of F1’s “good looking” cars.
He said: “It’s the last year of looking good I think in the cars. It’s the last race where the cars will look good.
“I think next year, it’s all downhill from there in terms of how they look. But safety will go up at least and may be it could be successful in some way.”