Posted:July 31, 2017 11:22 am
Ferrari headed into the August Method A single crack with a just one-two victory in Hungary on Sunday but race winner and championship leader Sebastian Vettel recognised that staff mate Kimi Raikkonen experienced been a lot quicker.
The German’s fourth gain of the year place him 14 points very clear of Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton, who could have been on the podium but as a substitute ceded third area back again to Finnish staff mate Valtteri Bottas in an act of sportsmanship.
Vettel was suffering with steering complications and experienced to continue to be off the kerbs but there was by no means any suggestion that he may possibly enable Raikkonen, who was in risk of currently being caught by Hamilton, go by.
“I didn’t do a favour to Kimi who of course could go a lot quicker, I didn’t have the tempo,” the relieved German explained in podium interviews.
Vettel spelled out that the steering wheel experienced commenced to go sideways from early on, forcing him to concentrate on holding the motor vehicle continual.
“Towards the conclude it did arrive back again a bit. I experienced a few of laps wherever I experienced a bit of a cushion and I could breathe a bit. But yeah, I definitely experienced to continue to be centered the total race,” he extra.
“It was a unusual feeling mainly because in essence it was tilted to the still left so you go down the straights and the steering isn’t straight and then in proper-handers it is type of alright.”
Raikkonen continue to celebrated his eighth podium in Hungary, even if six have been second places at what is virtually a residence race for the Finn with a good deal of compatriots in evidence.
But he recognised he may possibly have hoped for additional at a circuit wherever overtaking is tricky.
The top rated five all completed in their grid positions.
“The other male has to do fairly a significant miscalculation or have some concern. It’s not straightforward to overtake and particularly with staff mates you just take additional treatment. But at least they (Ferrari) are continue to content — that is the key thing,” explained Raikkonen.
“Seb was yesterday 1st (in qualifying) and he got away 1st and of course the aim was whichever way we finish we’re going to finish just one-two.”