"I was like, 'Where are all the friggin' back markers?' I think they've got to change this track".
Hamilton had another big push on the 49th lap, getting within half a second at one stage as they came up behind Alonso's lapped McLaren, but soon after Vettel, more than 20s in arrears, had popped in fastest lap, Bottas annihilated that twice to pull away from Hamilton, almost as if the result had been pre-ordained.
In the second runs, Hamilton was quicker than his team-mate through two of the first three sectors.
Sharing a photo of it on Twitter, the wrestler wrote: "From us at WWE to F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton. I hate to say it but he was the better man".
Hamilton has also made an alteration to his helmet - gold to signify his World Champion status. He had an accident in qualifying that happened after he has won the championship.
"He had a very strong qualifying session and race that he was in control of all the time", Wolff said.
It's definitely warm in the cockpit, but we've been to worse places.
Now we can get on with the race tomorrow. "This logo allows us to take it into those environments where the new audiences are".
"Having shared it with the teams in Abu Dhabi on Thursday and with our sponsors and partners on Wednesday, the feedback... has been incredibly positive".
Despite a slow pit stop, Hulkenberg held position after serving the penalty and finished six seconds clear of Perez at the checkered flag, bagging eight points for Renault.
The F segment of this new logo appears to be stylized to symbolically represent a corner of a racing circuit.
Hamilton's relationship with this year's team-mate, Bottas, appears to be far less contentious. Once I really started to get those things and improve my driving step by step, it's just given me confidence.
"You want to enjoy it. I do still try and turn up and do the job but it's not so easy". We have a new merchandise partner next year, we're going to have a massive store - you're not going to be leaning over tables to buy stuff, there's going to be fixtures and changing rooms, so we had to provision the mark early.
Stroll was unable to extend his stay in qualifying, although team-mate Felipe Massa, in his final grand prix before retirement, did just enough.