Vettel ‘tried to take a bit extra danger’ earlier than Q2 crash
Sebastian Vettel admits he was taking a couple of extra dangers earlier than crashing in qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix and bringing out the crimson flags.
The 2 Ferraris seemed extra aggressive than anticipated throughout follow however had struggled in Q1 and solely superior in 14th and fifteenth, simply exterior the drop zone. Vettel then crashed on his last run in Q2 when sitting 14th total, bringing out the crimson flags and ending his session prematurely.
“I simply misplaced the automotive I assume,” Vettel mentioned. “I would like to have a look at it once more however I knew there was a little bit of margin so I went for it and carried extra velocity in, however then misplaced the automotive fairly immediately and couldn’t catch it from there.
“I attempted to take a bit extra danger however I misplaced the automotive already in Flip 2, then in Flip 4. In comparison with the morning session, I struggled fairly a bit within the afternoon.”
Vettel’s crash occurred simply in entrance of teammate Charles Leclerc on monitor, with Leclerc rounding the nook to search out particles and the broken Ferrari in his path and solely simply managing to keep away from a collision.
On the time of the incident Leclerc was within the prime 10 however he failed to enhance when the session restarted and was bumped right down to eleventh by Alex Albon, capping a irritating spell for the workforce.
“There was positively the tempo to do one thing good as we speak, or not less than a lot better than what we anticipated, and we missed the prospect,” Leclerc mentioned. “So I’m fairly disenchanted, however it’s life. We’re beginning eleventh, free tire selection, I hope we will profit from this however for the time being I’m not pleased.”