Because no one does crushing disappointment like Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel will start tomorrow’s Singapore Grand Prix from dead last on the grid.
The four-time Singapore winner suffered from a suspension problem during his first run in qualifying and with his inside wheel rising mid-corner, he could only manage a lap good enough to put him 22nd and last.
I’m pretty sure it’s not supposed to be like this #F1 #Vettel #SingaporeGP pic.twitter.com/QdsOVY4DMb
— Mattzel89 (@Mattzel89) September 17, 2016
“It felt like an anti-roll bar broke but we need to have a look, what’s most important is that the second car doesn’t have damage like that,” Vettel told Sky Sports F1 after his Q1 exit. “We couldn’t save the car for the second qualifying and have a look, unfortunately we ran out of time.
“Obviously I was a bit annoyed because first we decided to go for another lap but it wasn’t really any quicker. Then we decided to pit to try and fix it but there was no time to do it.”
Mercedes meanwhile didn’t have much sympathy for the German’s misfortune.
Interesting setup Seb’s got going on there… #F1 #SingaporeGP #Quali #F1NightRace pic.twitter.com/UQ88OMv1Rs
— MERCEDES AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) September 17, 2016