At Imola Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel he had been having a fantastic career. After the safety car near the end of the test, the German was fourth and could fight for some position on the podium. However, a pit stop of more than 12 seconds ended his chances of scoring any points. Vettel finished 12th a long way from the top spots.
Despite this, Vettel was not angry with his mechanics after the mistake. The German understood that what happened could happen at any time and had great compassion for whoever was in charge of the right front wheel, who had problems. After the race, Vettel made a huge gesture on the radio and showed his chivalry.
He first spoke in English and gave his engineers feedback on the car’s performance at the Imola circuit. “I couldn’t do much at the end, it was quite blocked by traffic. The race was good before the pit stop, ”said Vettel. While he was in the race, the pilot had asked his box not to stop him since he was in good positions, however they did not listen to him.
After his engineers did not want to hear Vettel’s requests on the radio, the pilot was very resigned with the result. “I don’t have the data, so I have to trust the team,” he said. In addition, he expressed that the final position (12th) does not reflect the performance he had in the Grand Prix this weekend.
Despite the fact that his pit stop lasted more than 12 seconds, the German driver recalled the years lived in Ferrari and thanked the mechanic who had the problem at the pit stop. Don’t worry about the stop. Thank you Claudio (Bersini), thank you for so many years. Thank you, you really are a gentleman, ”Vettel said in Italian.