Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel said he was aware that he had made a mistake at the start of the Grand Prix of France and thus endangered the race with himself and Valter Botas in the Mercedes bolid
Vettel started from the third position, behind the current champion Louis Hamilton and Botas, and when he set off to attack the Finns, he made a mistake on the brakes and knocked both of them off the track. Fortunately, the two of them managed to return to the track and get into the box, so they continue the race, and despite the five-second penalty for causing the incident, a four-time world champion, as a five-year-old, went through the goal..
“I started well, but I did not have anywhere. It was my mistake. I tried to wreck early and I did not have space.” Valteri tried to regain his position, which was ok, but I did not have anywhere, I tried to slow down, but I did not have the grip, which led me to contact Valteri, ” Vettel said.
The German racer pointed out that after the incident he showed that he could pway Mercedes on the track “Paul Ricard” Vettel said.
“We had a good rhythm, but I was trying to break through, so I was wearing tires. We had a really decent rhythm to fight at least with Mercedes,” said Vettel
Triumph at the Grand Prix of France, which returned to the calendar after ten years, was made by Hamilton, and thus took the lead in the overall placement with 14 points more than Vettel.
This year’s Formula One championship continues with the Grand Prix of Austria as early as the next weekend.