Half factors ‘a joke’ – Vettel
Sebastian Vettel claimed it was “a joke” to award half factors within the Belgian Grand Prix regardless of being categorized fifth himself.
The race begin was delayed as a result of heavy rain and poor visibility, finally being suspended following formation laps behind the Security Automotive. That technically meant the race hadn’t began, however when a second try to assess circumstances was made behind the Security Automotive some three hours later – seeing two laps lined – that was sufficient to rely as a race outcome that might be awarded half factors, that means Vettel’s fifth place in qualifying earned him 5 factors.
“That’s a joke,” Vettel mentioned. “If you wish to get a reward for qualifying it is best to get factors for qualifying.
“What did we do right now? I don’t know. I assumed you needed to do 25 p.c of the race to get factors? See how outdated I’m!”
Regardless of his anger on the rule that enables factors to be handed out for an occasion that noticed no racing laps, Vettel believes the FIA took the appropriate resolution to not try to launch the automobiles.
“Effectively the Security Automotive is admittedly gradual for us. I used to be in P5 and also you struggled to see. I needed to actually be certain that I didn’t miss the place Daniel (Ricciardo) was since you would see the sunshine very, very late and there’s numerous spray. I suppose additional again it was lots worse, simply as dangerous. In all probability the appropriate resolution however certainly a giant disappointment, particularly for the individuals (followers) that suffered right now.
“The issue with racing is you might be following one another, so you can’t begin the race with a 15s hole between the automobiles.
“Nobody needs anybody to get damage. We don’t need to get damage within the automotive and we don’t need any spectators to get damage. That’s at all times precedence primary. It’s in all probability not a well-liked resolution, however in all probability the appropriate resolution within the circumstances right now.”