VIDEO: Sebastian Vettel Downbeat on Team Radio Despite Welcome Points Finish in Portimao

October 25, 2020 10:36 pm

Sebastian Vettel is having his worst Formula 1 season so far this year. On Friday, the German finished P6 at the end of Free Practice 2; the finish came as a glimmer of hope for better things to come in Portimao. However, during qualifying, the 4-time World Champion went on to finish at P15.

Vettel was seemingly devastated over the radio at the end of the Portuguese Grand Prix. He said, “I…gave it all I had.” The German finished at P10, just edging in a point for himself.

Starting at P15 at Portimao was never going to be seamless. The traffic at the first few turns was to make chances of overtaking much lower. Vettel fans did have their expectations set low. But to hear the pain in Sebastian’s voice was truly heartbreaking.

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Sebastian Vettel at Portuguese GP

At the end of the qualifying session, Sebastian Vettel had said, “We’ll see what we can do tomorrow. The problem is we are stuck in traffic tomorrow for the whole race. So It’s going to be the same as the last races.” This marked the 8th consecutive race he failed to make it to Qualifying 3 this season.

Vettel talked about losing time in the first lap during the Main Race. He said, “We lost a lot of ground in the beginning. Not necessarily turn 1, turn 2, turn 3, but then a lot in the opening lap.” 

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The German pointed out that it was very difficult to drive out there. “Just had no grip, the car is very difficult to drive, very difficult.”

However, for now, he stands at P13 on the Drivers’ Championship standings with barely 18 points to his name. Vettel knows that his performance is nowhere close to where he would like.

Sebastian Vettel will try to finish this season and forget about it as soon as possible. In 2021, he will be joining Aston Martin and with Sebastian’s skills and talent, he will surely turn things around.

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Ayush Manjunath

Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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