Vettel: Last win wasn’t Spa, it was Canada

Michelle Foster

Sebastian Vettel believes Formula 1 will realise in time that it needs the German GP.

Sebastian Vettel has arrived at Spa but don’t ask him what it’s like to be at the venue of his last F1 win because that, he insists, was Canada.

It has been a year since Vettel officially recorded a grand prix win, first at the 2018 Belgian Grand Prix.

Since then he has had a few near misses, the most notable being at this year’s Canadian Grand Prix.

The Ferrari driver crossed the line in first place but was demoted to second by a five-second time penalty for an unsafe return onto the track.

At the time Vettel went into parc ferme and swapped his number ‘2’ board for the number ‘1’, and it seems he still considers himself the winner of that race even if the record books have Lewis Hamilton P1.

Vettel is hoping to add to his tally of Belgian wins this weekend but insists this year’s results have not been as bleak as they may look from the outside.

“On paper, Spa and Monza seem to be better tracks for us, certainly in specific types of sectors,” GPFans reports him as having told the Italian media.

“We know that we are behind and we must continue to work to close the gap.

“Did I win my last GP here? True, but in Bahrain we went close and in Canada we won, so it was not really a year of fasting.

“We must seize our chances when they show up, like here and in Monza, and then in Singapore we have to give the best possible.”

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