Ferrari had their chance in Germany "but it wouldn't fall"

30-07-2019 12:32
by Joseph Tyrrell
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Ferrari had their chance in Germany but it wouldn't fall

Martin Brundle believes Ferrari had their chance to win their first race of the season at the German Grand Prix but luck just wasn't on their side as Sebastian Vettel finished second and Charles Leclerc retired.

Vettel and Leclerc both had disappointing qualifying sessions, with the prior failing to set a single time and started 20th on the grid, whilst Leclerc reached Q3 only to not set a time due to more technical issues and started tenth on the grid. 

Whilst the German went on to secure P2 during the race at the Hockenheimring, Leclerc was forced to retire after spinning out and crashing. In his column for Sky Sports Brundle believes there was an opportunity for Ferrari at Vettel's home race.

"Once again Ferrari had a chance to win their first race this year but it just wouldn't fall the team's way," Brundle wrote.

"Starting from 10th and 20th on the grid after qualifying reliability gremlins, Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel immediately made up places.

"Leclerc looked strong and benefited from some ace pit stops during safety car periods, but sadly he hit the same Mercedes-Benz sponsorship decals on the conveyer belt barrier just before Hamilton, although the Ferrari was beached for good."

The Sky Sports presenter also felt Leclerc could have won three races by now, adding: "Leclerc could comfortably have won three races by now but has yet to break his duck." 

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