“On the parts of the track where it was still wet, I didn’t get along so well today and I found it difficult to find the rhythm. That was a bit of a surprise because I usually feel good there,” said Vettel, explaining the reasons for this the team-internal qualification defeat. The German is self-critical: “I had more difficulties than others. Maybe I chose the wrong line, I have to look at that.”
The slide makes it difficult for Vettel: “I tried everything, but unfortunately it was just not enough to stay in qualifying, so it wasn’t an ideal session. I just lost too much time in the slippery places that I did then could no longer make up, “explains the Heppenheimer.
Therefore, Vettel is now expecting a worse start and a difficult race overall: “Maybe we can be a little stronger tomorrow in the race, but realistically our pace is around tenth place.”