On Sunday, Sebastian Vettel made a dramatic debut for Aston Martin. The four-time world champion started with a block penalty at the rear of the Bahrain Grand Prix, and was sentenced to a ten-second penalty in a collision with Esteban Ocon, finishing only 15th.
Vettel left the first game of the season and scored zero points in the World Championships and five points for his super driver’s license: three points were due to ignoring the yellow flag in qualifying, and two points were a collision with Aokang.
“My game looks boring,” the 33-year-old German said location This is the beginning of Formula One. “I had a good start, but then we tried another strategy (a plug, edited.). We had to do this, but it didn’t work well.”
Vettel competed at the twentieth Bahrain International Circuit due to a qualifying error. On the first lap, he won six places, but after that, the pace of progress stopped.
Vettel ran into the back of O’Connell at the first corner when fighting for position on lap 46 and lost his chance to score.
Vettel said: “I really thought Esteban left me room on the left, but then he returned to the left, and I locked me as soon as my car returned. So I couldn’t avoid hitting him again.”
The butler determined that the contact was the “complete fault” of the Aston Martin driver and gave Vettel a 10 second penalty and 2 penalties. After the game, Heppenheimer immediately apologized to Ocon, who finished 13th.
If a Formula One driver accumulates 12 penalty points within 12 months, he will withdraw from a race. Vettel, who switched from Ferrari to Aston Martin (former racing point) last winter, remained zero at the Bahrain Grand Prix.