Aston Martin ‘too much of a handful’ for Vettel

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Aston Martin ‘too much of a handful’ for Vettel

Sebastian Vettel admitted the Aston Martin had been “an excessive amount of of a handful” on the finish of his eventful Australian Grand Prix weekend.

It was the primary race Vettel had contested this season for he missed Bahrain and Saudi Arabia after contracting COVID-19.

Aston Martin have been enduring a wretched begin to the marketing campaign and the go to to Melbourne made it three races in succession with no factors end for the workforce.

Vettel discovered himself fined by the stewards on each Friday and Saturday, firstly for using a scooter on the monitor when he mustn’t have been doing so after his automotive had damaged down, after which for dashing within the pit lane throughout qualifying.

The German had crashed in FP3, his automotive solely simply being repaired in time for one shot at qualifying and having began seventeenth on the grid, his race continued in related vein.

A lock-up and a quick ‘off’ on lap 11 prompted an apology over workforce radio from the four-time former World Champion, however a extra severe incident occurred 13 laps later when he crashed into the wall to carry out the Security Automotive.

“[It was] possibly an excessive amount of of a handful for me at this time,” Vettel advised reporters concerning the AMR22, his team-mate Lance Stroll having completed twelfth within the sister automotive.

“I attempted to get the most effective out of the automotive that I can and with hindsight possibly I used to be pushing too exhausting. As soon as I misplaced it there was no probability to come back again.”

Requested whether or not it had been a results of a badly-handling automotive or a scarcity of latest mileage, the 34-year-old stated it had been “in all probability a little bit of each”.

 

Of his lack of match observe, he added: “It didn’t assist. Clearly in race situations it was the primary time and there was a number of stuff I picked up within the first couple of laps however sadly it was a bit too brief, our race.

“It was tougher to not have the operating, clearly partly as a result of we misplaced time with the automotive, after which with the Saturday morning incidents.

“So [it] doesn’t assist, however I’m certain it’ll get higher. It could’t get any worse.”

 

 

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