Formula 1 in Austria: Vettel experienced a Disaster in the case of turbulent start to the season

Sebastian Vettel has experienced during the restart of the formula 1 Notsaison a bitter letdown. The victory of the Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, the Ferrari

Formula 1 in Austria: Vettel experienced a Disaster in the case of turbulent start to the season

Sebastian Vettel has experienced during the restart of the formula 1 Notsaison a bitter letdown. The victory of the Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, the Ferrari driver was suspended on Sunday in Austria as well, as he also slid a screwdriver out of the points positions. With the tenth place in the spirit of the race in Spielberg, the farewell began the tour of the year at the Scuderia decommissioned Vettel frustrating. That his mishap was preceded by a contact with his Ferrari successor to Carlos Sainz in the McLaren, made the debacle perfectly.

A Five-second time penalty after a collision with Red Bull-man Alex Albon world champion Lewis Hamilton dropped to fourth behind the McLaren man Lando Norris fall back, which was thanks to the fastest lap of the race 0,1 seconds in front of the British champion of the world. Vettel's stable rival Charles Leclerc raced behind Bottas on Position two.

Seven months since the season finale in Abu Dhabi and four months since the cancelled Australia-kick-off had the formula 1 on your next Grand Prix will have to wait. The restart after the Corona-crisis took place with a symbolic act: 14 of 20 pilots took as a sign of protest against racism on one knee. In addition to Hamilton, the greatest proponent of this gesture, joined, among others, also Vettel of action. In addition, all the riders wore black T-Shirts, most with the inscription "End Racism". Hamilton's Shirt bore the message "Black lives matter".

The Brit, wants to authorize Michael Schumacher's record of seven world titles in this season, no matter, had to be shortly before the Start suffered a setback. Hamilton had to start from place two of rank five, because he had respect in the qualifying with his fastest lap a rule, contrary to the Yellow warning Flags, miss. The race stewards allowed a Protest by the Red Bull team. "I sporty", said Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff.

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Hamilton's team-mate Bottas, who secured before the Englishman on Saturday to be thin and the Pole Position, led the field after the extinction of the Red lights in the first curve. Red-Bull-Pilot Max Verstappen, winner of the previous two years, had after the first round of a two seconds behind the Finns. The low countries experienced, however, is a Disaster. Due to technical problems, he dragged in round 13, although his car was still in the Box, had to end the race prematurely. "It would probably have been an easy Podium, but what can I do?" he said.

Vettel tried, after his qualifying debacle with Position eleven seats in the rear box to make up for that. On his retirement at Ferrari to the end of the year, Hesse had been shown in Spielberg upset. He had not yet received clear signals that the team wanted to do with him actually more. As an Option for 2021 Vettel called Mercedes. "We stay with our two boys", granted to Daimler-group-in-chief Ola Källenius is a change of the German TV channel Sky, however a cancellation.

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In emergency mode with a strict hygiene concept, the series wants to save her world Cup year. At the top of the image of the past years have not changed. The silver arrows, as a sign against discrimination, painted black, led. And also after the first stop during a Safety Car period in the 26. Round came back Bottas and Hamilton as the first Duo on the track.

Updated Date: 05 July 2020, 11:21

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