Sebastian Vettel has once again done what he is infamous for; spinning when put under pressure. Battling with a desperate Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel tried defending and was doing so decently well. However, going into Turn 4, Vettel spun and gifted the place to Hamilton.
And it got worse for Vettel, as he touched George Russell and lost his front wing in dramatic fashion. Vettel was pushed down to 9th place and once again blew the chance of making the podium and possibly of winning the race.
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And it has gotten worse for Ferrari ever since, as Charles Leclerc has encountered an engine issue and has been overtaken by Lewis Hamilton.
Leclerc has been screaming on the radio about power loss and how he feels there is something wrong with the engine. The Ferrari camp have been dealt with a massive blow, after starting the race with a front row lockout, and maintaining P1 and P2 for large stretches of the race.
Vettel will have a lot to answer to going into the media session post the race and will have to deal with a lot of criticism, as he once again has succumbed to the pressure and hasn’t come out on top when the situation has demanded it.
For the time being, Lewis Hamilton is leading the race and by the looks of it Charles Leclerc will bow out of the podium places, as there is a significant drop in power for the young man.
Hopefully Leclerc gets his justice in Shanghai.