Formula 1 | Aston Martin F1 lost in Sochi lottery according to Szafnauer


The Aston Martin F1 team left empty-handed and without a point from the Russian Grand Prix yesterday, failing to make the most of a race disrupted by the rain.

Lance Stroll had a good start, however, positioning himself in fourth place in his (short) first stint, before stabilizing in the points zone in the second part of the race, while Sebastian Vettel fought in the peloton and out of the Top. 10 during most of the Grand Prix.

But when the rain finally made its appearance, luck did not smile on Otmar Szafnauer’s men who had to settle for 11th and 12th final places, the Canadian finally ahead of the German at the checkered flag, before d ‘ be penalized for his clash with Pierre Gasly and relegated behind Vettel.

« Lance had a fantastic start to move up to fourth and managed to hold it there smoothly with his medium tires before switching to hard on lap 12, » Szafnauer commented.

« He then managed to keep the life of his tires under difficult conditions, until the rain arrived at the end of the race, which turned into a real lottery. »

« There was hardly any grip then, and he and Sebastian even touched each other at one point with the track surface being incredibly slippery. But I have to say both of our riders did everything they could. . « 

« The result is ultimately disappointing for us, with these 11th and 12th places, but when it suddenly starts to rain like this, luck plays a big part. »

« In conclusion, and on behalf of the entire Aston Martin team, I would like to warmly congratulate Lewis Hamilton. Winning 100 Grand Prix is ​​an absolutely amazing accomplishment. Congratulations! »


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