Sebastian Vettel has claimed that Ferrari probably favoured Charles Leclerc by calling him in the pit lane, which affected his result.
Sebastian Vettel had a terrible day at Silverstone, with him ending at P12, meanwhile, his teammate Charles Leclerc ended at P4, this stark contrast in both positions does raise doubts.
And even Vettel raised his opinion over his result where he mentioned that Ferrari’s strategy to bring him in the pit doesn’t make sense and claimed that probably Ferrari favoured Leclerc.
“Maybe we didn’t have the courage to let Charles overtake us”- Sebastian Vettel
“We talked about exactly this situation, that if it happened, we wouldn’t have to do what we finally did. It was frustrating,” said Vettel to RTL.
“I had enough speed to stay out. Those who were ahead of me after my pit stop was doing exactly the same lap times as I did on the older tyres.”
“Maybe we didn’t have the courage to let Charles overtake us, even though he had a different strategy, and we preferred rather have me stop to avoid him. Even with the bad first lap, we could have gained a lot of ground today.” continued Vettel.
Speaking to Sky Sports F1, Vettel said he was trying to stay calm about the situation, after two dismal weekends at Silverstone. The German racer is having one of the worst races of his career while he is set to leave Ferrari.
“I guess something is there that I’m missing so I’m not sure what it is.
“Nevertheless I try to get out of bed and do as best as I can”
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“The strategy was not great. We did exactly what we wanted to avoid,” said Vettel. “I don’t know what they thought in those moments, but oh well, let’s move on.”
“We have had two very bad weeks. I don’t know what happened in terms of pace. Certainly not the best days for me at the moment, it’s a bit frustrating. I will try to do my best and keep calm as much as possible looking forward.”