Sebastian Vettel "less satisfied than you think" with first win in over a year

23-09-2019 17:20
by Bobby Vincent
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Sebastian Vettel less satisfied than you think with first win in over a year

Sebastian Vettel won his first Formula 1 race for 392 days with his flawless performance in Singapore at the weekend, but the four-time world champion described his victory as "less satisfying than you think".

Vettel drove excellently on his way to his first win in over a year and Ferrari's third successive top-spot. The German driver believes his form hasn't been as bad as some have made out, making the win more "confirmation" than relief for him.

Asked by Motorsport.com how it felt to win his first race of 2019, Vettel replied: "Maybe less satisfying than you think. I don't think there was anything wrong (with my form).

"So it wasn't like we were lacking speed or anything. Things weren't maybe falling in place, plus obviously I messed up in the race in Monza, that's my mistake. I've been around now for a long, long time and it's just how the tide turns sometimes.

"I have the highest expectation on myself and I'm not happy when I'm not delivering what I know I can. Certainly I had moments this year when I was struggling. So, I know that I can improve from there, I can't be happy with that.

"But equally, I know that it wasn't as bad or disastrous as maybe people put it together. If you've been around for such a long time and you've had so many good moments then obviously you get hammered when there are bad moments. That's just part of the game."

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