Sebastian Vettel ‘Upset and Offended’ After Lowly End in Qualifying on Aston Martin Debut
Sebastian Vettel mentioned he felt “upset and offended” after qualifying a lowly 18th on his Aston Martin debut forward of Sunday’s season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. The four-time world champion, who joined the previous Racing Level workforce this yr after leaving Ferrari, didn’t make the minimize from Q1 and struggled to make an impression. “It’s what it’s,” he mentioned. “We’ll must see what we will do tomorrow, however I’m nonetheless studying. If I panic now, wouldn’t it assist? For certain, I’m upset and offended that it wasn’t our fault, in a method, to not make it by, however now we have to take it and do what we will for the race.”
Vettel was hit by two yellow flag interventions throughout his closing Q1 run, associated to incidents involving Nikita Mazepin’s Haas and the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz, the person who changed him at Maranello.
“Definitely, I believe there was potential for us to be quite a bit sooner, however had the problem clearly with the yellow flags in the course of the lap in order that made it unattainable to return again,” added Vettel.
The workforce remained optimistic and took some comfort from Lance Stroll qualifying tenth within the different Aston Martin automobile, the workforce searching for to shine because it returned the well-known British model to System One for the primary time since 1960.
Vettel had on Thursday revealed that he was dubbing his automobile ‘Honey Ryder’ in tribute to the unique James Bond woman, performed by Ursula Andress, in Dr No.