Punitive, broken over six seconds behind the leaders and again due to a flaw: Sebastian Vettel suffered another loss in Formula 1 with his new team just two weeks before the start of the race. Was not planned in this way, admitted Vettel to Pellet TV broadcaster Sky sport f1 On. The problem was fueled by the opening pressure of the four-time world champion on Sunday at the Booster International Circuit.
“But we don’t know where the problem is coming from”Vettel said: “Still bitter. Of course we lose some time, especially me.”
At the start of the three-day trials, there were already problems with AMR21 on Friday, and also on Saturday, when Vittel managed only 50 kilometers. “This is what I think the first few racing meters will be decisive for us.” He and the entire team can certainly improve, he said after his 56 laps at the end. Only his teammate Lance Stroke was slower than Vettel from Canada.
The best time on Sunday was determined by Max Verstappen. Third place in the World Cup from the Netherlands confirmed the notion that Red Bull is already very powerful for the coming season. Yuki Tsunoda, who made his Japanese debut, surprisingly finished second in Alpha Tory at 93 thousandth. Third came Ferrari’s debutant Carlos Sainz.
Defending champion Lewis Hamilton finished fifth at Mercedes, which was not going smoothly. Mick Schumacher, who was in Haas that morning, was 15 years old. Due to different test schedules, placements are not very meaningful. The season starts in Bahrain from 28 March.
“I think it’s better if things don’t go smoothly now instead of on the run,” Hamilton said calmly. The seven-time Mercedes champion said, “I shouldn’t waste time worrying. It prevents me from finding a solution.” Formula 1 director Ross Bron said the car was not as stable as it had been in three days.