Then the virtual safety car rattles Vettel’s race: “We stopped shortly before, so it cost us time in comparison. Esteban (Ocon; d. Ed.) It helped to get the position for free and Fernando (Alonso; d As a result I had to fight with people I shouldn’t have been against, “says the German annoyed.
“Without the safety car at the time, it would have been a different race,” believes Vettel. “Otherwise we would probably have scored a point or two and at least put a little more pressure on the Alpines.”