Vettel: The safety car played against me

Vettel: The safety car played against me

In São Paulo, Aston Martin took one point thanks to Lance Stroll’s tenth place. His teammate Sebastian Vettel finished 11th. With one stage to go in the season, the team is seventh in the Constructors’ Championship, five points behind Alfa Romeo.

Lance Walk (10th): “The race turned out to be event-rich and closer to the finish, we took our chances. At the start of the race we lacked pace on the Medium tires but the balance was much better on the Soft tires.

It’s nice to take a point after a tough weekend, but it’s a bit of a shame that Alfa Romeo were able to extend their lead in the Constructors’ Championship. It will be difficult to beat them, but we will try to do it next weekend in Abu Dhabi.”

Sebastian Vettel (11th): “I had a good start, but lost a few positions at the first pit stop, which affected my race. I had a good pace, but the second safety car exit played against me. On the restart I ended up on Medium tires while many rivals were close by on Soft.

I feel we could have earned more points, but given the way things have turned out, I don’t think we could have done more. Sometimes races are like that. Let’s try to win back next weekend in Abu Dhabi.”

Mike Krak, Team Principal: “We saw an exciting race on a fantastic track. Despite being in the top ten and earning an important point, we didn’t make it.

Sebastian was on the strategy of two pit stops and was even third, but the virtual and real safety car played against him. Lance had another brilliant start from 15th place and finished in the top ten, earning one point.

I want to thank the drivers for the teamwork – Lance helped Sebastian bounce back after the second pit stop, then Sebastian missed Lance to try and overtake Valtteri Bottas in the battle for ninth place. We leave Brazil full of energy and prepare for the final in Abu Dhabi next week.”

Source: F1 News

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