Sebastian Vettel says he is “bitter” at having being eliminated from the first round of qualifying for his home German Grand Prix due to a problem with his car.
Only a few moments into Q1 at the Hockenheimring, Vettel reported a lack of power over team radio and was subsequently called back into the garage. Even after the Ferrari engineers worked quickly to try and rectify the issue, the German eventually stood out of the car to make his exit from qualifying.
It was later confirmed that it was the airflow to the car turbo which caused the problem.
“I don't know what happened. Something broke with the turbo and it was game over from there,” Vettel said after his elimination.
“Obviously, yeah, very bitter. I think the car is great and we lost out on a big chance but hopefully we'll have another chance tomorrow.”
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