The German tried to make a transfer previous Stroll on the run out of Flip 3 on lap 9, however his team-mate robustly defended and compelled him on to the grass.
Whereas they didn’t contact and Vettel was in a position to get well, Stroll was handed a 10-second penalty for harmful driving.
Reflecting on the incident afterwards, Vettel mentioned he was not too alarmed about what occurred, past questioning whether or not the pair ought to have been preventing in any respect.
“I do not suppose we made contact, it was shut,” Vettel advised Sky Sports activities. “I imply it is clearly break up seconds. However I went to the within, the hole closed and it was actually tight. I went off the monitor, which was troublesome to get well.
“I used to be caught sitting on the plank, however fortuitously I bought again. After we had been in a position to work collectively and I used to be ready to make use of the tempo that I had.”
Vettel reckoned that it could have made rather more sense for he and Stroll to have cooperated extra in attempting to maneuver ahead.
“It is a positive line, you might be preventing on your spot,” he mentioned. “Clearly it is necessary to defend. However it is at all times attempting to weigh, are you shedding greater than you achieve? Plus we are attempting to work collectively.
“So I believe at this time, in the long run, we might have finished higher, each of us, to attempt to get a greater positioning for each for the group – and never shedding that a lot time after which ending somewhat greater up.”
Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR22, Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR22
Picture by: Andy Hone / Motorsport Photos
Stroll mentioned he had no clue about precisely how far he had pushed Vettel over.
“I’ve to take a look at it once more,” he advised Sky Sports activities. “I have never seen the video, so in all probability I did not go away sufficient area.”
Vettel, who finally went on to complete ninth whereas Stroll was categorised seventeenth, reckoned there was a great probability of scoring first rate factors on Sunday.
“Pierre [Gasly] we bought at this time, Kevin [Magnussen] is clearly forward of us tomorrow, however it is going to be a unique self-discipline,” he mentioned.
“It’s an extended race, however the tempo within the race appeared okay, taking care of tyres was positive. So hopefully now we have an identical probability tomorrow.”