Sebastian Vettel Post Race: “Today we tried something different and it paid off. I was struggling in the first stint, even on medium tyres, while in the second one I felt a lot better, despite having the soft tyre for many laps. There was some rain forecast at some stage so we extended our stint on softs. In the end we were in a position in which we had nothing to lose, so we took the risk and decided to try and make it to the end. Luckily it worked and this result reflects the maximum we could do today with the car. There is still lots of work to do, but at the moment this is our true pace, that’s why sometimes we have to take some risks in order to have more or different options to finish ahead of our competitors.”
Vettel: “It’s quite simple, we didn’t have anything to lose. The last 5 laps were really difficult… We took that risk and it paid off”.
— Sebastian Vettel #5 (@sebvettelnews) August 16, 2020