Brazil

Last Race: 09th Nov Brazil

Brazil GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Lewis Hamilton
3 Felipe Massa

Vettel: I didn't have the pace

Sunday 24th August 2014

Share:

Vettel: I didn't have the pace

Vettel: I didn't have the pace

Sebastian Vettel admitted that he simply didn't have to pace to challenge the front-runners at Spa on Sunday.

The four-time World Champion started in third place in Belgium and made a flying start to the race, passing Nico Rosberg and challenging Lewis Hamilton for the lead, before dropping back again.

Subsequently, Vettel was also passed by his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo and lost further position to Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen during the first round of pit stops.

In fact, were it not for a late salvo that saw him pass Fernando Alonso and Kevin Magnussen on the final lap after the trio and Jenson Button were involved in a tight scrap for fifth that took place over several laps, Vettel might have finished further down the track.

Speaking to the BBC after the race, Vettel admitted that his car wasn't working as well as that of his team-mate Ricciardo.

"Disappointed because we didn't have the speed today. I was trying to put Lewis under pressure from the off, we were set up for straight lines but the tyres were colder than expected. Lap two was good to see the two Mercedes hit each other and give us a chance but I just didn't have the pace," Vettel said.

Related links
Ricciardo Pounces On Merc Woes
It's Go, Go, Go At Glorious Spa

Final Qualifying Day For 2014

Editor's Picks

NTF1News: Disney Movie

NTF1News: Disney Movie

Among news items this week, tales of the Honey Badger, plus Disney's new movie about the engine row - Un-Frozen...

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg kept his lock-ups to a minimum as Turn 4 came back to haunt Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos...

Winners And Losers: US GP

Winners And Losers: US GP

It was a gripping race in the Lone Star state with a clinical victory for Lewis Hamilton to make it five wins in a row...

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Jenson Button says he would have no problem partnering Fernando Alonso at McLaren as "nothing scares" him...

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...