Sebastian Vettel mentioned he practically bumped into the again of his crew mate on the ultimate lap of the French Grand Prix when the opposite Aston Martin out of the blue slowed.
The pair had been combating during the last level for tenth place. Vettel practically collided with Lance Stroll, who completed tenth and took the purpose, as they crossed the ending line.
“I closed the hole the lap earlier than,” he defined. “I feel I used to be sooner, however it doesn’t matter. It’s the identical level for the crew.”
“He was clearly hitting the brakes once more earlier than accelerating, so it caught me without warning, then I misplaced the momentum,” he added. “Ultimately, like I mentioned, it’s the identical level for the crew.”
Vettel believes he might need been capable of end greater up if he’d been capable of get out of site visitors. “It’s free air that I wanted in the present day, however I didn’t have,” he mentioned.
“It’s not like we had the tempo to win. However I feel we may have been sooner and will have been in all probability having a greater race. For the [pit] cease, I used to be the final one to cease. So it’s one thing to look into.”
Stroll mentioned he had “a snap on the exit on the final lap as a result of I used to be battling my tyres on the very finish.”
“It was an excellent battle with Sebastian, however a very powerful factor was to carry a degree house for the crew in the present day,” he added.
Having began behind Vettel, Stroll obtained forward of him on lap one as he gained 5 positions. “We had an important first lap in the present day that set us as much as have an important race,” he mentioned. “I practically obtained Ocon in flip 9 as effectively, however it was vital to have such an excellent begin.
“I felt I had some momentum within the closing levels to presumably catch Ricciardo. We’re persevering with our development of being extra aggressive on a Sunday so in the present day is an effective platform because the summer season break approaches.”
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