Sebastian Vettel was hit by two yellow flag interventions throughout his closing Q1 run.© AFP
Sebastian Vettel mentioned he felt “upset and angry” 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 Point crew this yr after leaving Ferrari, did not make the minimize from Q1 and struggled to make an impression. “It is what it is,” he mentioned. “We’ll must see what we are able to do tomorrow, however I’m nonetheless studying. If I panic now, would it not assist?
“For sure, I am upset and angry that it wasn’t our fault, in a way, not to make it through, but we have to take it and do what we can 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.
“Certainly, I think there was potential for us to be a lot faster, but had the issue obviously with the yellow flags during the lap so that made it impossible to come back,” added Vettel.
The crew remained optimistic and took some comfort from Lance Stroll qualifying tenth within the different Aston Martin automotive, the crew searching for to shine because it returned the well-known British model to Formula One for the primary time since 1960.
Vettel had on Thursday revealed that he was dubbing his automotive ‘Honey Ryder’ in tribute to the unique James Bond woman, performed by Ursula Andress, in Dr No.
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