Sebastian Vettel Praying for an Unlikely Miracle to Salvage His Imola Race

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November 1, 2020 3:08 pm

Sebastian Vettel will have to start from the middle of the grid again. After a difficult Q2, Vettel acquired P14 at the start line in Imola. His only hope to gain a position is if the leaders retire.

He is not the only driver to have complained about the Imola track. The likes of Lewis Hamilton have already voiced their opinion against the track. Yet that cannot be the answer to the German’s problems. Every race is turning out to be an ordeal for him.

Humor is one such element that helps ease any stress on a person. Even amidst all his problems and stress, the German does not give up his sense of humor. Following the Qualifying at Imola, Sebastian proposed a hilarious path for him to climb up the point table.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – October 30, 2020 Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel ahead of the Grand prix FIA/Handout via REUTERS

If everyone in front retires” joked Vettel, about his chances for Sunday.

… It will be difficult, we are quite behind and it is not easy to make up positions. Overtaking is difficult here. But the race is tomorrow and we will try to do everything. It will be a one-stop race, rather linear. We have to manage the tires well and try to give our best,concluded the German.

Though it may come out as a joke, the harsh reality is shocking. The few races in which the German bagged points this season were races that had several DNFs.

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Sebastian Vettel takes the blame on his head

Sebastian Vettel battles with serious problems right now. There is apprehension amidst his crew, he loses confidence in his car and an air of tension has gripped the team. Yet, Vettel will have to fight his way through this time as he will have to race the remaining races.

Yesterday, the German agreed that something is missing in his performance this year. He did not put any blame on the Italian constructors. Rather, he accepted that it was him that could not get in tune with the car. The German promised that he will look out for the problem and try to deliver better.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – October 31, 2020 Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in action during qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Miguel Medina

The promise that Vettel makes is long due to fruition. No one is to blame here. Ferrari had cleared its intention for this year; their focus is Charles Leclerc. The car is designed in the young Monegasque’s manner, and he wields it well enough. However, Vettel can’t just get a hang of it.

Ferrari understood their failing relationship and thus dropped Vettel. They knew that it was beneficial for neither party, and thus it was better that way. At the end of the day, Vettel finally got a good deal that would suit his style and Ferrari got Sainz. Looking at it from one perspective, it is a win for both.

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Indrasish Ganguly

Indrasish Ganguly is an F1 author at Essentially Sports. An avid fan of the F1 championship, the Kolkata based writer admires Lewis Hamilton the most on the F1 grid. His interest in racing stems from his love for cars and speed. Besides his affinity for F1, he is pursuing his Bachelors Degree in English at Calcutta University.

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