Vettel "tried to take risks" before Russian GP qualifying crash
Sebastian Vettel has conceded his Russian Grand Prix qualifying smash was as a result of him taking more risks to compensate for the lack of pace with his Ferrari.
Late in the Q2 session, the four-time F1 champion lost the rear-end through turn four at the Sochi Autodrom, hitting a barrier and coming to rest in the middle of the track.
After expressing optimism following a much-improved performance in final practice, Vettel has revealed the car became worse before qualifying.
"I lost the car," said Vettel. "Already, in turn two I lost the car and then in turn four, I lost it again. I couldn't catch it.
"I was struggling, especially in the first sector. I tried to take more risks. I lost the car in two and again in four so I am not happy, obviously, but compared to the morning we struggled quite a bit in the afternoon."
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