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Sebastian Vettel says he wanted only one extra lap to get previous Valtteri Bottas to seize the victory within the Austrian Grand Prix and is for certain the Finnish driver jumped the beginning.
The Ferrari driver finally completed the place he began with second place behind pole-sitter Botttas and had a repeat efficiency from the Russian Grand Prix the place he closed down the Mercedes driver within the last laps solely to narrowly miss out on victory by zero.6s.
Vettel says he was assured of getting previous Bottas with the enhance of DRS if the race was one lap longer after being held up by back-marker Sergio Perez on the penultimate lap to lose very important tenths of a second.
“It was very shut and I used to be advised he was in hassle, so I used to be pushing exhausting anyway, I felt a lot happier within the second stint and the second a part of the race,” Vettel mentioned. “The primary a part of the race I used to be struggling for the texture of the automobile however as quickly as we placed on the super-soft tyre the automobile got here alive and I had actually good tempo and I used to be catching little by little however he was additionally struggling.
“Within the final laps I had Perez to lap which value me a little bit of time however I feel I wanted another lap as a result of Bottas was actually struggling to stand up the hill. I wished to win however however it’s a good outcome.”
Vettel additionally felt Bottas jumped the beginning at lights out however after an FIA race steward investigation trying on the video proof and Mercedes race knowledge Bottas was cleared of a leap begin.
“I used to be fairly positive he jumped it – ask Daniel about it,” Vettel mentioned on the rostrum.