News Vettel says he had no option but to stop twice

19:05  13 may  2018
19:05  13 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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‘At the time I was surprised,’ said Vettel . ‘It felt like Lewis had stopped but that was wrong. ‘I drove alongside him and I overreacted. Real 3-1 Getafe: Ronaldo scores twice as Zidane's side return to winning ways ahead of Champions League clash with PSG Back on form.

Sebastian Vettel (German pronunciation: [zeˈbasti̯an ˈfɛtl̩]; born 3 July 1987) is a German racing driver currently driving in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari. He is a four-time Formula One World Champion, having won the championship in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 with Red Bull Racing.

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF71H, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 W09© Glenn Dunbar / LAT Images Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF71H, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 W09

Sebastian Vettel says the Ferrari Formula 1 team had no option but to make the pitstop that cost him a Spanish Grand Prix podium.

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Having jumped Valtteri Bottas at the start and then maintained second when the Mercedes had a slow pitstop, Vettel looked set to finish runner-up to F1 world championship rival Lewis Hamilton at Barcelona.

But Ferrari brought him in for a second pitstop when the virtual safety car appeared just past half-distance, dropping Vettel from second to fourth.

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Asked by Sky Sports F1 if he felt that was the right tactic, Vettel replied: "Yeah, because the advice was it was not an option to stay out.

"We were going through the tyres quicker than the others, though obviously it looks different and looks wrong."

He then spent the rest of the race trailing Max Verstappen, despite the Red Bull having front wing damage and Vettel being on new medium tyres.

"Overall we were a little quicker, our tyres were fresher as well, but as the laps went on we didn't have enough pace," Vettel admitted.

"We were just not quick enough. Even at the end I was not in healthy shape with the tyres despite the fact mine were the newest.

"It's been a decent weekend, we just need to understand what to do with the tyres. We need to have a look."

Mercedes motorsport chief Toto Wolff agreed that Ferrari had been in worse shape for tyre wear, and said it had been a concern for his team too.

Vettel made his first pitstop to change from softs to mediums after just 17 of the 66 laps, with Hamilton coming in eight laps later.

"Sebastian's front left was really bad, they needed to pit, and we were a little bit worried that structurally we could have a failure, so that's why we decided to pit Lewis as well," said Wolff.

"In hindsight, we'd rather stay out, but with a [risk of] structural failure obviously during the whole race."

Vettel: Formula 1's aero rules flip-flopping 'comical' .
Sebastian Vettel finds Formula 1's flip-flopping over aerodynamics "a bit comical" now rulemakers have pushed through a change to reduce downforce levels for 2019. Simpler front wings are the crux of a new aero regulation that has been pushed through at the last minute for next season to make cars easier to follow and try to increase overtaking.The high-downforce 2017 rules package created the quickest-ever grand prix cars after a period that started with a bid to remove downforce in 2009."I find it a bit comical," said Vettel. "In 2009 we went, 'Let's go less aerodynamics and better racing' and so on.

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