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Vettel frustrated with Q1 exit in Canada

Sebastian Vettel at the Canadian GP. Credits: @AstonMartinF1 (Twitter).

Sebastian Vettel admits that he is disappointed with the outcome of Canadian Grand Prix qualifying.

Vettel was in the top 3 in wet FP3 and had an opportunity for a good result in qualifying later on Saturday However, the German was eliminated in Q1 and would start Sunday’s race 16th.

After Q1, Vettel expressed his disappointment with the result via team radio.

“I’ve calmed down now. But what’s the point of being pissed off now? It’s one of those days where in a wet session, with just a car like you want it to be, you can make a difference. And I don’t know what went wrong. So we missed that opportunity,” he said.

“First of all, we need to try and understand what happened, whether there’s actual damage or whether we did something wrong.

“It’s disappointing because I think we could have had a really good result in these conditions, even better than in the dry. So I don’t know, we need to have a look. It’s too early to say something.

“But given how bad the car felt, it’s not a surprise that we were so slow, but it’s obviously bitter.”

Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack later assumed that tire pressure issues might have affected their result.

“We are looking into it. We had no grip. Both drivers went out, we had not enough grip. Then we came in the box, made an adjustment took another set of tires. And we had a similar problem. So we think it’s tire pressure related.

“We ran quite a lot this morning [on Saturday]. And the pressures didn’t come up very well this morning. So we had to take a lot of laps to build pressures.

“And we thought that conditions were quite similar, but we had 20 cars on the track in the afternoon, which probably dried the track, or made the track faster, much, much quicker than we were anticipating.”

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