Vettel cursing his team during Spa qualifying, as the pit crew was scratching his floor and damaging it.
Sebastian Vettel was not as calm as he wanted to be during the rain hit qualifying session at Spa.
Vettel and Ferrari looked on course to beat Hamilton and Mercedes, before the rain came down during Q3. And as has been the case this season, Hamilton displayed brilliant wet conditions skill to perfection, securing his 78th pole.
Vettel was visbly upset with his pit crew when he came in for refuelling during Q3.
“Stop, stop! You will crash the floor,” shouted Vettel.
“Fk! Lift the car up, for fk’s sake! You’re scratching the floor, you’re scratching the floor.” he added.
Vettel admitted that the entire incident wasn’t really good for the team.
“The team had a wobble, obviously.” he said.
“I guess everybody had in these conditions, swapping tyres. I think there was a bit of miscommunication, I was stuck in the pit lane for a while. In the end that didn’t matter but it was just not as calm as I think it could have been.” he added.
Although, Vettel was empathetic, as he understood that the team was a little stressed and overworked due to the rain.
“When all of a sudden it starts to rain like this, from a team point of view you have to manage two cars and Kimi [Raikkonen] was rushing to get back out and then in the end, now you look, it’s sunshine and it’s nearly dry again.
“I didn’t also know what to do, I had a bit of traffic, then I had the track drying up and I wanted to save a bit of tyres, and I had a bit of traffic with Esteban in front, and then you know that any lap could be the lap but equally you know the lap will be at the end if it continues to dry up.” Vettel said.
Vettel also highlighted the battery incident, an incident that did prove costly for the team.
“In the end we should have managed better as a team but in these conditions, could have been a red flag in the last lap and then it doesn’t matter. I always try to open a gap in the last sector, last corner and slow down, charge the car – but obviously it wasn’t enough for the end, so we got caught up.” Vettel said.
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