Sent into the gravel by Pierre Gasly from the first laps of the Austrian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel fumed on the radio.
New Grand Prix to forget for Sebastian Vettel this weekend. The former world champion indeed finished in the 17e – and last – place and it is clear that the German driver had bad luck. Touched by Alex Albon during the qualifying session, the former Ferrari driver saw his race ruined by a collision with Pierre Gasly from the 4the round.
” It’s disappointing to be pushed into the gravel again. This time it was Gasly and I almost feel like there’s a target on my car! I had made a good overtaking on the outside and I was in front leaving a lot of space. I think he was just a little too enthusiastic, he slammed into me and I went off into the gravel. The car wasn’t in its best shape after that and my race was almost over. “, regretted the German driver after the race, adding:” We weren’t very competitive on the hard tires at the start, but the medium was better for us and we worked our way through the peloton until contact with Pierre. We had a pretty unlucky weekend, so let’s move on and focus on the next race in France.»
Could I have a race without these clowns?
Sebastian Vettel was much more vehement on the radio. “Could I have a race without these clowns? », he reacted after the clash with the Frenchman. The Norman, who received a five-second penalty, was also keeping a low profile at the end of the race. ” “I tried to fight as hard as I could and got penalized, so I guess I’m responsible. At the same time, we know that when we fight there, side by side, it’s always a risk – I think we’ve seen that in the past. It wasn’t intentional, but it’s unfortunate for Sebastian “, he reacted.
The French driver was much more bitter about the level of performance of his car. ” The weekend was a disaster apart from qualifyinghe breathed. We are nowhere in terms of pace. I’m doing everything I can in the car, but right now there’s just nothing to do, so I think we desperately need those upgrades on the car to be able to get decent results.»