F1Weekly podcast # 798

THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX HAS BROUGHT NEW HOPE TO THE HOST AND NASIR THINKS THIS MAY HAVE BEEN THE BEST F1 RACE IN DECADES! LET’S HEAR FROM MR. VETTEL…

“That was quite a race. I enjoyed it even though it was a tricky race, something of a lottery. It was a very long one and I don’t even remember all of it. It was very tough at times, especially on the intermediates in the slippery conditions.

Vettel eliminated in Q1 without setting a time thanks to a problem with the airflow to his turbo.

I made up a lot of ground immediately after the start and in the first couple of laps, even though it was difficult to see. After that, it was quite hard to get into a rhythm as I did not feel so comfortable on the intermediates and their degradation was quite high. It was hard to tell if the lack of grip was because of the track being greasy or because the tyres were going off.

To be honest in these kind of races you can’t count on anything until the last couple of laps. I think I was about P8 when the last safety car came out. There are so many decisions to make, but overall we stayed on track and in the race. In mixed conditions when it was starting to dry on the slicks I felt comfortable and that’s when we made up the most ground.”

Play Podcast: 07-29-19f1weekly798.mp3