“We could have done better”

ByDavid M. Conte

May 9, 2022

Mick Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel before the start of the GP; Runner 54. struck the knees of

Photo: Aston Martin / Grand Prix

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With three laps to go at the Miami GP, ninth-placed Sebastian Vettel attempted to pass Mick Schumacher from the inside at Turn 1 and was hit by a Haas car. The incident damaged the front wing of the n°47 and forced the quadruple world champion to retire, removing any chance of points for both Sunday (08).

After the race, Vettel confirmed he “didn’t expect” to find Schumacher in that area of ​​the Miami Street layout and regretted the confrontation. “It’s a shame that we collided and both were out of the race and therefore without points,” said the Aston Martin driver.

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Four-time world champion on the Miami circuit (Photo: Aston Martin)

Even before the start of the GP, Vettel and Lance Stroll saw Aston Martin struggling with fuel tank temperature issues and were forced to start from the pit lane. Leaving behind was a big deal for the Miami race, according to the German driver.

“We could have done better, I had started the race less quickly. It was difficult to overtake and it was easy to “stuck”, justified the quadruple champion. “We have to look at some key moments in the race where we really could have done better,” he concluded.

Vettel and Aston Martin will have the opportunity to recover when Formula 1 returns, in two weeks – between May 20 and 22 – with the Spanish GP in Barcelona.

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