As the winner of the last (2013) Nürburgring race, he waited for the Formula One Eifel Grand Prix weekend with Sebastian Vettel, but the German could not find the rhythm all weekend. He also lagged well behind his teammate Charles Leclerc on the time trial, and in the end the race could not close ahead of where he started: he became 11th.
Already on lap 11 he showed a spin at the end of the finish line, which made him have to make his first boxing stand early, and later his cocking with Kevin Magnussen didn’t take him any further, while Leclerc scored 7 points for Ferrari to finish 7th.
“We lost a position against one of the Alps, and with that we got stuck,” the four-time world champion explained. “It was very hard to overtake, but also to follow other cars. Then I suddenly started approaching the last section of the finish line and then I lost control. ”
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“I have to look at what happened, but I’ve probably taken too many risks,” he added.
Vettel didn’t get the points, despite taking advantage of the safety car section, Ferrari challenged him to the depot for fresh soft tires, but Antonio Giovinazzi simply couldn’t find his way past Alfa Romeo. “We had a chance to score points with the safety car, but it didn’t work out,” Ferrari continued.
“I think we’ve been a little faster than we’ve been lately, but it’s been a tricky weekend. However, this was not the first race we got stuck like this. Too bad I didn’t get a point. “
With another reset, it’s still only 13th in the individual tender with Vettel, while Ferrari can slowly give up the top5 in the order among the constructors. Leclerc, who finished seventh this time, expects to continue from eighth with four (!) Points in two weeks’ time in Portugal.