After ending second by Sergio Perez, Vettel mentioned “I didn’t have many expectations, to be sincere, [but] I knew that the entire weekend I felt good.
“I knew we are able to rating some factors however I actually didn’t count on second. The race was actually sturdy.”
After failing to attain in his first 4 races with the staff, Vettel made a breakthrough on the earlier spherical in Monaco, the place he completed fifth.
His Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend didn’t start properly as he missed out on reaching Q3 by a slender margin. Vettel was unable to finish his ultimate lap because of Daniel Ricciardo‘s crash.
Though annoyed on the time, that gave Vettel a free tyre alternative for the race. He was in a position to reap the benefits of the beginning pace of a brand new set of sentimental compound tyres, shifting up two locations to ninth on the primary lap.
He gained additional floor following a Security Automobile restart, passing Charles Leclerc and Pierre Gasly. Max Verstappen’s retirement and Lewis Hamilton’s error on the finish of the race helped him take second place.
Aston Martin didn’t rating a podium end throughout their unique, five-race run in F1 from 1959 to 1960. Vettel scored their first within the sixth race of their return to the championship. The staff had 4 podium finishes final 12 months, as Racing Level.
“I feel it’s nice for us,” mentioned Vettel. “We had a really tough begin to the season. We anticipated fairly a bit extra after such a robust 12 months the staff had final 12 months. I can’t wait to get again to have a few drinks with the blokes.”
“I feel it’s all the time good in the event you be part of a brand new staff and get consequence,” he added. “I sat right here on Thursday and I mentioned that I’m in it to win and I loved the race as a result of I used to be getting nearer and nearer to the spots that I get pleasure from an increasing number of.”
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