Former F1 Driver Slams ‘Amateur’ Sebastian Vettel

Published 04/07/2019, 11:34 AM EDT


Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer recently gave his analysis of the Bahrain GP 2019. He touched upon the subject of Sebastian Vettel and his spin while chasing Lewis Hamilton.

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In his column for BBC about the Sebastian Vettel incident, Palmer wrote, “A spin while battling with Lewis Hamilton and a weekend on which he was out-paced by his new team-mate were exactly what Vettel did not need just two races into the new season.”

“The German came into 2019 needing to bury memories of 2018, when Ferrari had the fastest car for much of the season. Vettel had it within his hands to win a fifth world title, but a series of errors cost him that chance.”

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Palmer added: “Vettel’s spin in the race in Bahrain was amateur.”

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Sebastian Vettel bottles it

He revealed that Sebastian Vettel did the right thing by covering the inside line from an attacking Hamilton. But then Hamilton managed to get around the German driver with a brilliant move. The 5-time world champion took a massive by braking very late and attacking the corner with that much speed.

Palmer continued, “The move was done. Vettel then lit up the rear tyres, too heavy on the throttle on the exit and simply spun the car. He was clearly flustered by the Mercedes coming through and panicked.”

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Finally, he spoke about the spin suffered by Sebastian Vettel, he said, “The spin was different to his three at the back end of last year because this one was on the exit of the corner, rather than on the entry or at the apex with a car squeezing him from the outside. But the reason for it seems to be the same – panic in the heat of battle.”

Sebastian Vettel was gutted to lose out on what could have been a podium or even a win

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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