Ralf: It was so bad you almost feel sorry for Vettel

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Ralf: It was so bad you almost feel sorry for Vettel

Ralf Schumacher says Sebastian Vettel’s first race weekend of the season was so unhealthy “you nearly really feel sorry for him”.

Having missed the primary two grands prix weekends of the season after testing constructive for Covid, Vettel returned to the grid on the Australian Grand Prix.

It will be truthful to say it was a weekend to neglect.

The German’s AMR22 broke down in opening apply with Vettel delighting the followers as he grabbed a scooter to make his approach again to the pits within the minutes after the session.

That was in opposition to the principles although, the driving force hit with a superb and a second following the subsequent day when he was caught rushing within the pit lane in qualifying.

Having crashed in FP3, Vettel confronted an anxious look ahead to his automotive to be repaired in time for him to do a lap in qualifying.

He made it out with two minutes to spare – maybe therefore the pit-lane rushing – however a scarcity of operating meant he was solely quick sufficient for P18.

Sadly for the four-time former World Champion, any hope of a restoration in Sunday’s grand prix ended when he crashed into the wall, his race over.

“It was so unhealthy you nearly really feel sorry for him,” F1-Insider.com quotes former driver turned Sky commentator Schumacher as having stated.

“The necessary factor is Seb will get the tempo and the boldness. It’s not really easy for him to place up with both.”

Vettel later conceded it was a scarcity of observe expertise and his personal error that performed a job in Sunday’s crash.

“I attempted to get every thing out of the automotive, however in hindsight I’ll have pushed too onerous,” he instructed Motorsport Germany.

“After I misplaced it, I noticed no probability to catch it.”


Summing up his weekend on the Albert Park circuit, he stated: “It solely received tougher as a result of we couldn’t drive a lot this weekend because of the incidents.

“Nonetheless, I’m satisfied it should get higher – it could possibly’t get any worse than this.”

With Lance Stroll P12 in Melbourne, Aston Martin are actually the one workforce but to get off the mark on this yr’s championship.




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