Twitter Reacts to Aston Martin’s Mega Blunder as Vettel Slides Around Like a Skater at Turkish GP

Published 10/10/2021, 9:43 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel before the race Pool via REUTERS/Christian Bruna


A strategy can break or make an F1 weekend, and at the Turkish Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel experienced just that. As the four-time world champion was zipping around Istanbul Park, he pitted for a set of slick tires, while the track was still wet.

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And as expected, the German driver ended up sliding all across the race track. Aston Martin realized their mistake and soon called their driver back in the pits for intermediate tires. So, it was not a surprise to see the world of Twitter exploding with memes, mocking the strategy of the Silverstone-based team.

Twitter sum their reaction to Aston Martin’s failed strategy at the Turkish GP

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Many were surprised to see Vettel choose slick tires as the track was still wet. As soon the German left the pits, he found himself without any grip. He was soon called back into the pits for intermediates, and as expected social media was ready with reactions to their disastrous strategy.

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A disappointing race for Sebastian Vettel in Turkey

The four-times world champion had a lackluster qualifying session on Saturday. The Aston Martin driver failed to crack Q3 as he could only manage to be eleventh fastest

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The 34-year-old driver was well aware of the challenges that awaited him, and was looking forward to overcome them. However, instead of salvaging his weekend, it went downhill for the German

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 10, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during practice REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

One of the crucial mistakes that played a part in his disastrous weekend, was the decision to switch to slick tires while the track was still wet. With the lack of grip the tires provided, Vettel found himself back in the pits for intermediate. As the flag brought the race to end, the German had to settle for an eighteenth place finish on the grid.

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What did you think of Sebastian’s weekend in Istanbul? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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