“The explanation is that Ferrari grew up in the Barcelona tests, won the
first race and is still on the way up,” said the 68-year-old Austrian, a three times
Formula One world champion.
The outcome of the race could also have been different had Vettel’s
gamble to pit under the virtual safety car on the opening lap not been
undermined when the safety car was deployed following crash a few laps later.
The strategy left him bottled up behind Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and
Ferrari team mate Kimi Raikkonen, but the four-times champion was able to