Sebastian Vettel took full accountability for his short-lived change to dry tyres halfway by way of the Turkish Grand Prix, a choice which lasted only a single racing lap.
The Istanbul race featured the intermediate wet-weather tyre all through the race apart from lap 36, when Vettel pitted and Aston Martin surprisingly fitted medium dry tyres to his automobile.
On his out-lap from the pits Vettel struggled to maintain the automobile in a straight line and he dropped down the order as he struggled for grip. On the finish of the lap he pitted for recent intermediates and completed 18th.
Vettel, who was eleventh when he pitted, mentioned it felt like a danger value taking on the time.
“Collectively [we made the call] however in the long run I made the choice, I needed to attempt to go for it,” Vettel mentioned.
“On the inters there was nothing left, so I believed the dry tyres might be nearly as good however I could not break them in and simply had no grip and misplaced a lot time as I could not make them work.
“It was worse than I anticipated, even when it was damp just a little bit right here and there, or moist. However the primary factor was I could not break the tyre in after which you’re simply sliding on the highest.
“It’s a no-brainer now however at the moment I do not know. I used to be tempted some laps earlier than and the inters weren’t getting any higher.
“For those who have a look at the inter tyres there may be nothing left on them, they seem like a slick, so I believe I had cause however clearly it was the fallacious determination.”
Vettel believed there was an opportunity of scoring factors if the gamble had labored.
“I’m clearly upset having made the fallacious name. Alternatively, it was tempting to attempt however it was the fallacious determination. We misplaced the run for factors, perhaps one or two however in the long run, we did not get any.”