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F1: Surprise Moments From 2018

Tanya Kumar
SENIOR ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
25 Dec 2018, 13:42 IST

#4 Sebastian Vettel crashing out at the German GP

F1 Grand Prix of Germany
F1 Grand Prix of Germany

At the start of the season, it seemed to be the year when Ferrari bounces back and clinches the world championship with the help of Sebastian Vettel. Before the German GP, Vettel was on top of the drivers’ table with an eight-point difference separating him from Lewis Hamilton. However, it can be said that Germany was where the season started to unravel for Sebastian, and as an extension for Ferrari.

The four-time world champion clinched pole during his home Grand Prix and looked the best bet to win for more than half the duration of the race. It was soon after that the rain began to fall and everything went awry for the red team.

Vettel had a seven second gap opened up when suddenly the visual of the German running off the tarmac only to bang against the barriers left everyone shocked. The agony was evident in his voice when he apologized to his crew but the damage was done. A sure shot victory had slipped out of his fingers and to rub salt into the fresh wound, the win was grabbed by title rival, Lewis.

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