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Vettel admits Red Bull tried one-stop for retake the top

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Sebastian Vettel says that Red Bull racing tried one-stop strategy for catch the place back on top.

He can’t finish on podium but Vettel admire the team late decision to one more pit-stop and it’s helped him and finish fourth place ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.

“We could have [done something differently] but now it is easy to say that,” Vettel said.

“In the end Lewis decided to go for the second stop – I think we tried then to get the place back by going for one-stop, the same as Ferrari.

“But it turned out to be the wrong call, so we decided to come in again, which I think was a good call, and a great call at the time, given the position and what you can lose etc.”

The reporters asked whether he thought he would have finished lower than fourth had he not stopped, Vettel replied: “Yes, at the time we were three or four seconds behind Fernando and we finished ahead of him. In the end I think he had no more chance.

“It’s quite sudden… [the drop-off]. I mean if you think how many laps we did on that set of primes without any trouble and then the last three or four laps you could really feel the rear tyres just didn’t deliver the traction anymore and it was extremely difficult.”


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