F1 Information – F1 British GP: Vettel ‘caught unexpectedly’ as tyres fail on penultimate lap

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Sebastian Vettel was refusing to be too disheartened by the end result of his dramatic conclusion to the British Grand Prix after shedding essential factors to F1 title rival Lewis Hamilton when he suffered a late tyre failure.

Each Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen noticed their left-front tyres delaminate within the closing laps of the Silverstone race, dropping the German from fourth to seventh on the ultimate lap as he was pressured to pit.

Leading to Vettel’s F1 result in be slashed from 20 factors to only 1 level, the Ferrari man was considerably alarmed to see his team-mate fall foul as nicely regardless of his tyres being a lot youthful.

“Hindsight is nice it is simple however on the time [the tyre] felt OK. Kimi I believe had the same situation, and his tyres had been no less than 5, six laps brisker so I believe it caught us each unexpectedly.

Reflecting on a troublesome race as he diced with Max Verstappen early on and was handed by Valtteri Bottas to drop him off the rostrum, Vettel was pissed off by ‘small issues right here and there’

“I believe it may’ve been a bit of bit higher for positive. Catastrophe, I do not suppose so. I believe we had a great automotive, particularly within the corners. The steadiness was alright. Within the race clearly, brakes caught fireplace firstly, which compromised the beginning and from there it was a tough race.

“Did not get previous Max, we did it with the pitstop. Then we had been like P3, P4, it was clear that Valtteri would come as a result of he benefitted at first as a result of I used to be caught, however general small issues right here and there that led right into a busy afternoon.

“I am positive [the fight with Verstappen] regarded good however yeah [laughs] I wished to make it previous him, I did not. So it was fairly tough, I attempted the whole lot. “

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