Hockenheim: Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel said he would still sleep soundly despite a mistake that cost him a home German Grand Prix win here and the Formula One championship lead n Sunday.
The four-time World Champion, who has never won at the track nearest to his home town, slid off across the gravel and into the barriers while leading on a surface made slippery by rain. It cost him heavily as Lewis Hamilton won the race. Vettel who was leading by eight points in the drivers’ championships at the beginning of the race, ended up conceding a lead of 17 to his British rival.
Unfortunately things did not go as planned. But it’s nothing to lose sleep about. Will try and make up
“I don’t think it was a huge mistake. It was a huge impact because we retired there but it’s not like tonight I’ll have difficulty falling asleep because of what I’ve done wrong,” Vettel told ‘Sky Sports TV’.
“I think it’s disappointing because up to that point everything was sweet, but we didn’t need the rain. It was just one of those moments. It was my mistake so apologies to the team they did everything right. I had it in my hands — small mistake, big disappointment,” added the German, who has never won on his home track.