Sebastian Vettel has a bad feeling about qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix. The four-time world champion, who exchanged Ferrari for Aston Martin after last season, did not get further than Q1 on Saturday.
“Of course I am frustrated and angry that we did not make it through the first session, but it was not our fault,” 33-year-old Vettel said in conversation with Sky Sports. “It makes no sense at all to panic now. We have to take this and deal with it.”
After a difficult first run, Vettel needed a second round in Q1 to continue his qualifying. Due to two yellow flags – Nikita Mazepin (Haas) and Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) lost control of their car for a moment – the German was unable to fully in his second run and was stranded with the eighteenth time in the first session.
“We just can’t do much about this,” stressed Vettel, who was only faster than Haas drivers Mick Schumacher and Mazepin. Motorsport.com. His teammate Lance Stroll starts ‘only’ from tenth position on Sunday, a disappointing result for the ambitious Aston Martin.
“The feeling was a lot better in qualifying than during practice, but we are not yet where we want to be. We are still learning and doing everything we can to understand the car even better. The potential was there. to be faster, so there is still a lot of work to be done, ”said Vettel.
The Bahrain Grand Prix starts on Sunday at 5 p.m. Max Verstappen starts the opening race of the Formula 1 season for the first time in his career from pole position.
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