SEPANG – Scuderia Ferrari Formula One (F1) team driver, Sebastian Vettel has moved on from the ‘sandwich’ collision at Singapore Grand Prix two weeks ago, which saw him threw away a golden chance to regain the driver’s lead.
The 30-year-old German said it was a very dark moment but he managed to cast aside the accident that caused him to trail 28 points behind leader, Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas team.
“I’m not too fussed about the number of of points, obviously it’s never good to be behind but I moved on. I’d like to be in front but it is not the case and have to take it from there. Overall it doesn’t change anything or how I will tackle the last six races,” he said at the press conference here, today.
Vettel, who is four-time world champion and has won four times in Malaysia, started from pole at Marina Bay Street Circuit but was involved in a crash at the start which dragged out teammate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen.
“I think it would have been more difficult if I had lost the car somewhere in the race, then it’s obviously different. The lights went off, we did our start.
“Everyone was trying to do his start and with the way it happened it ended up really bad for all of us. There’s not much you can do and I think it’s part of racing,” he added.
Meanwhile, Raikkonen said with six races remaining he was not perturb ed with what happened as his team, Ferrari could still have plenty of positive vibes from the Singapore race.
“In Singapore, Sebastian was first and I was fourth in qualifying so if you compare it with Mercedes, we were better,” he added.
The Finn driver is in fifth place with 138 points. – BERNAMA