The points result for Vettel is not surprising: “To be honest, it looked good on Friday, so I knew we had a good long run pace. So today it was just about staying out of the start and also after the first Lap to still be in this good position. “
An undertaking that, of all things, failed in the case of Vettel’s buddy and compatriot Mick Schumacher on Sunday: The Haas driver was already involved in a crash with Esteban Ocon and Yuki Tsunoda through no fault of his own in the first corner, leaving just like the Japanese with a broken one Rear suspension off.
“My start was rather mediocre. It’s a shame that I didn’t get ahead,” said Schumacher, who ends up in the middle of the turmoil. “It was very tight and because Ricciardo turned in front, it got even tighter. Then three cars simply couldn’t fit through,” said the Haas driver, explaining his second retirement of the season after Russia.
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