Sebastian Vettel finished a brilliant P9 in the British Grand Prix after a poor qualifying on Saturday. He witnessed a teeth-cracking fight between Max Verstappen and Mick Schumacher for the P8 position after the Red Bull suffered floor damage in turn 5 mid-race. He drove his whole race all the way down in P7 and almost lost it to Mick after the safety car, when both the drivers started in new softs.
Sebastian also finished on points for the Aston Martin team, but he already has a lot of points scored throughout his career. It was the first points finish for Mick Schumacher’s career, which not only excited the fans but Vettel himself. Vettel saw the fight from the best seat available and he said he was shouting for his support Mick in his car.
“I saw what happened, and I saw that he was closing the gap, and I was actually screaming inside the car like ‘GO MICK!, GO MICK!” said Sebastian.
Sebastian Vettel explained the fight from his POV
With both Max Verstappen and Mick Schumacher on the new soft compound, Sebastian said he knew the fight was around the corner and he dearly enjoyed the battle ending up in Max’s favour.
“So, no, I’m very happy for him. I think it has been a long time since he deserves the result, and it’s great to get it, so yeah, when I saw him coming after the restart, I knew that both Max and him on the soft tyres I couldn’t really resist, but there wasn’t really much point to fight much back,” said Seb.
The 4-time world champion also explained his POV for the fight, “I thought maybe I’ll get him at the end, but they were too quick, and it was actually entertaining to see them going for it every time into Turn 15. It looked like you were side by side. Also, into Turn 6, I think sometimes, down the Wellington straight,” he said.
Mick has now scored well-deserved points after receiving a lot of criticism from the fans and reporters all way long his season. Haas now looks for a solid finish on the mid-field with more points on their card.