Lance Stroll ‘slammed on the brakes’ at closing nook

Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel wasn’t enamoured with Lance Stroll’s defence of tenth place on the closing nook of the French Grand Prix.

Vettel was in place to assault his Aston Martin teammate on the ultimate lap of the French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard, with the four-time World Champion swarming all around the again of Stroll’s AMR22 as he tried desperately to discover a well past and decide up the ultimate factors place.

Incorrect-footing the Canadian into the ultimate nook, Vettel set himself as much as get a lot better traction and drive out of the nook for the drag race to the chequered flag.

Nevertheless, simply as Vettel utilized the ability on the apex, he discovered that Stroll remained in his manner and needed to slam on the brakes – the Canadian showing to loiter on the apex for longer than was needed.

Whereas contact was narrowly prevented, Vettel limped slowly throughout the road to return house in eleventh and, afterward, defined what had occurred.

“I used to be sooner on the finish and caught as much as him shortly, however I ran out of time,” he stated, as quoted by

“Lance additionally caught up with the automotive in entrance and obtained DRS so it was troublesome.

“I then had an opportunity within the final nook. On the apex of the nook, nevertheless, he slammed on the brakes and I virtually bumped into him. After that, it was over.”

Vettel was matter-of-fact concerning the second, saying he wasn’t significantly aggravated by the incident.

“It’s OK, he stunned me a bit within the final nook, however I didn’t wish to take an excessive amount of threat both,” he stated.

“It’s the identical outcome for the group: We’re preventing for a degree and in the long run, it doesn’t matter to the group who will get it.”

With Stroll claiming the purpose for Aston Martin, he defined the second by means of his eyes.

“I had a snap on the exit on the final lap as a result of I used to be scuffling with my tyres on the very finish,” he stated.

“It was struggle with Sebastian, however crucial factor was to deliver a degree house for the group at the moment.”

With Vettel pitting the lap after Stroll below Security Automotive circumstances following Charles Leclerc’s crash, the German driver stated it had been a race of frustration.

“I used to be caught in site visitors for the entire race – however you count on that while you begin within the midfield,” he defined.

“And, with the technique, I don’t suppose there was actually way more the group might have executed there. It’s clear that we want extra grip.

“Within the race, issues weren’t too unhealthy – the vehicles forward of us weren’t disappearing – and we additionally perceive the automotive just a little bit extra after this weekend.”

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