Vettel: It was 'difficult to stand out' in tight midfield battle

28-06-2021 07:11
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Vettel: It was 'difficult to stand out' in tight midfield battle

Sebastian Vettel revealed after the race that the midfield battle at the Styrian Grand Prix was too tight for him to be able to score any points. Having found some form in Baku and France, the four time world champion seemed to struggle in yesterday's race and finished 12th, outside of the points. 

“It was okay, we were mostly in traffic so it was hard to judge, and then at the end I was struggling with the tyres,” Vettel said after the race, quoted by PlanetF1.com. 

“So it was very close, everybody was doing more or less the same pace, so it’s difficult to stand out today from where we started. We’ll see what we can do next week.

“It was a tough one today. Good that we got some points for the team from Lance, who had a strong race.

“But from my side, I struggled really in the second part of the race in particular, to keep the pace up and running out of tyres.

“We need to have a look, so hopefully next weekend we can have some payback with a stronger Saturday, then I’m sure we’ll have a better Sunday.”

Due to the double header, Vettel and Aston Martin have a unique opportunity to correct their mistakes next weekend at exactly the same circuit. 

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