Vettel: Late British GP drama not a disaster

From ESPN - July 16, 2017

SILVERSTONE -- Sebastian Vettel insists his late drama and seventh-place finish at the British Grand Prix should not be seen as a disaster, despite seeing his championship lead cut to one point.

Vettel had looked on course to finish fourth at Silverstone when Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen hit trouble with a front-left tyre delamination. That briefly promoted Vettel to third position but he suffered a similar issue on the penultimate lap, forcing him to pit.

He emerged in seventh, meaning race winner Lewis Hamilton cut 19 points out of his title lead, but Vettel asked if Silverstone turned out to be a disastrous weekend for him and the team, he replied: "Well I think it could have been a little bit better for sure. Disaster, I do not think so. I think we had a good car, especially in the corners. The balance was alright. In the race obviously, brakes caught fire at the start, which compromised the start and from there it was a difficult race.


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