Ferrari F1 Boss Mattia Binotto Consoles Sebastian Vettel on the Team Radio After a Tough British Grand Prix
Another race, another disappointment for Sebastian Vettel. Looks like this may well become a trend that fans will have to get used to seeing during the course of the season. The 4-times world champion, to put it mildly, has had a horrendous weekend in Britain.
It began with him unable to participate in FP1 on Friday, followed by a miserly 18th fastest lap time in FP2. It was more of the same on Saturday, as Vettel finished qualifying in P10. So it seemed only logical that a calamitous weekend would end in more disappointment. Had Bottas and Sainz’s tires not given way, Vettel wouldn’t even have made it into the points.
After managing to keep Bottas behind him to cross the finish line in P10, Vettel revealed to his team what he made of today’s race. The German said, “Yeah, it was a tough race. I had very, very little confidence in the car. Basically similar to Quali. Struggling lap to lap. Trying the little things but nothing really was a breakthrough.”
Vettel was offered scant consolation by team principal Mattia Binotto, who said, “Tough race today. We know it’s been a difficult weekend. But in a week’s time, we are back here, we’ll do better.” Doing ‘better’ will be imperative, come next Sunday. If Ferrari aren’t able to solve Vettel’s issues with the car Binotto’s head may well be placed in the chopping block.
While Vettel struggled throughout the course of the race, his teammate ...
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