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Sebastian Vettel had a fairly depressing Turkish Grand Prix as he completed down in P18. The Aston Martin driver had began the race in P10 after qualifying P11 due to Hamilton’s penalty. He made a fairly good begin however was overtaken by Lewis within the first few laps.

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He held on to the final factors place for fairly some time defending from Esteban Ocon. However he made a tire gamble and went on to medium tires on a greasy observe. This backfired, and he needed to pit once more, which meant that he completed in P18 and a lap down.

However he nonetheless leads the stat for many overtakes by a driver within the 2021 season. However his former rival, Fernando Alonso, who may be very shut behind, follows him with 95 overtakes.

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The 2-time world champion is only one overtake behind the four-time world champion. However Alonso too had a depressing Turkish GP, so he couldn’t add to his tally.

Aston Martin commented on the stat and stated, Two legends, battling it out on observe and within the @cryptocom overtake standings… … issues we like to see.”

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I knew it was the incorrect choice: Sebastian Vettel

As reported by formula1.com, the 4-time world champion acknowledged the pit cease was a mistake. Vettel might have completed in factors if he had modified the tires and placed on one other set of intermediate tires.

However his gamble proved expensive and right away after the pit cease, he couldn’t generate the grid slid all throughout the observe.

Motor racing – Components One – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 24, 2021, Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel arrives on the circuit REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

As quickly as I left the pits, I knew it was the incorrect choice. There was no grip and I couldn’t make them work… I used to be actually stunned how slowly the observe improved and it was just like final yr as a result of it simply didn’t dry out.” stated Vettel.

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“I needed to strive as a result of there wasn’t a lot rubber left on the inters, so I assumed the drys weren’t any totally different, or in all probability a little bit bit higher as a result of the grip is greater. However I couldn’t break the tire in after which couldn’t get any grip, so we misplaced the race in the present day there,” concluded Seb.

The one constructive from the race for Vettel is that he’s nonetheless main the grid with most overtakes. It might be attention-grabbing to see if he might end the season and hold his lead.

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