(Motorsport-Total.com) – eleventh place after 60 Race laps in the Eifel-Gargantuan-Prix at the Nürburgring : Sebastian Vettel finishes his Formula 1 home race without points this year. On ‘ORF’ he said: “Of course I had hoped that we could dust off a little more in the end, but I found it very difficult.”
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His conclusion on ‘RTL’: “At the moment there is a bit of a worm in there, that’s right. I think there will be other times.”
Vettel was from P 10 entered the race, and from the beginning it didn’t go according to the idea for him four-time Formula 1 world champion. “The beginning, the first lap, that was actually okay. Then we lost a Space to the Alfa Romeo and then we got stuck,” he explains.
Vettel wants too much in a duel with Giovinazzi
drove ten laps Vettel behind Antonio Giovinazzi without getting a real chance to overtake. “It was very, very difficult to overtake and very difficult to keep up,” he said. “I had to take a lot of risk, probably too much. That went in my pants.”
In fact, Vettel tried a maneuver on lap eleven out of the home straight, before the tight turn 1. Result: Vettel misjudged himself, flew off, brushed against the gravel and lost some positions. Shortly afterwards it was in the penultimate position again, after an emergency stop for fresh tires.
What had happened once? “I don’t know exactly,” says Vettel and describes the disclose from his point of view: “I actually only caught up at the very end of the straight on. When I changed lanes behind him, I lost the car in its soiled air. But it was probably just too risky at this point. “
The catch-up fails
“I was lucky that I was able to continue, but the tires were braked.”
From then on, Vettel was only concerned with “saving, used to be saved”, as he himself puts it. But Vettel could not save much. “I found it difficult to overtake cars, although I did was faster, “says the Ferrari driver. He was” in traffic the whole race “anyway.” The car was very, very difficult to drive. “
In the end Vettel failed by 0, 775 Seconds at a top – 10 – Placement, again to Alfa Romeo driver Giovinazzi. “It’s a shame that we couldn’t get out more,” says Vettel. “I tried everything, but as I said it was very difficult today. It was definitely not a good race for us.”
Vettel: Not the first weak race …
On the other hand, it was “not the first Race in which we get stuck somewhere, “emphasizes Vettel and adds to ‘Sky’:” We didn’t expect much and we didn’t see much on the track. Overall, we fell behind in the race and didn’t have the pace that we united states. “
Vettel stayed in eleven Formula 1 races for the seventh time 2020 without World Championship points and is therefore still not in the top 10 of the 238870 driver rating . His Ferrari teak colleague Charles Leclerc, coming from P4, achieved seventh place in the race and is eighth in the World Championship.