Behind the six giants that tore each other to the bended Hungarian doctor, we will remember one sensation: the 10th stage grabbed by Sebastian Vettel. May as well go on vacation with a smile. That of the future German retiree who was delighted to be allowed to pass Lance Stroll, son of his boss, in the final laps to find Esteban Ocon.
“I will try to bring points to the team until the end
The chase was interrupted by a virtual safety car after Valtteri Bottas’ retirement. At least Vettel will not have worked in vain, adding 16 points to his limited harvest for 2022. Sebastian Vettel had collected estimates. Taking his car to the tires during the final practice session, he failed a little later in 18th place in qualifying.
So he wanted to end his week on a positive note. “I will try to bring points to the team until the end, but I will not make any promises here. » Just taste and enjoy. Summer break to start with, with a sense of liberation. “I really feel good since my announcement. I have more good days than bad. Especially this Sunday, when we were able to complete our strategy, which worked well. Starting 18, I finished behind the Alpines, 5th and 6th on the grid. »
Instead of discussing the potential of his Aston Martin, Sebastian Vettel therefore wanted to praise his team’s strategy and stops without incident on Sunday. “That will be our strong point. Many teams made mistakes. » This is true for Alpine, and even more so for Ferrari, which bets on hard tires. “But if we want to prove it, we will have to be more efficient on Saturday. »