Sebastian Vettel’s problems mount after Italian GP penalty

Sebastian Vettel’s punishment for’reckless’ driving in the Italian GP has left him three license points away from an ban, since the German was left to reflect on a different destructive afternoon in his disappointing season.
While young team-mate Charles Leclerc stopped Ferrari’s nine-year wait for a win in their home raceto activate jubilant celebrations for the group and Italian spectators in the packed grandstands, Vettel trailed home 13th after his race was destroyed by a young twist and then an immediate conflict with Lance Stroll’s oncoming Racing Point.
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With his return to the monitor deemed’dangerous’ by race stewards, Vettel has been provided a 10-second stop-and-go penalty, the most severe sanction available prior to a disqualification.
Talking to Sky Sports F1 following the race, a downcast Vettel said:”Obviously I’m unhappy with this, I can’t be happy with my day.
“I dropped the back an could not capture it, as straightforward as that. Then the race was gone.”
Asked if he’d seen Stroll coming, Vettel responded:”No. I struggled a couple of days to find the car going, and also to get in the right direction too, so that I couldn’t see him”
Compounding the sanction that is in-race are the three penalty points.
Vettel is now on nine to the last 12-month period, three away from an automatic one-race suspension. The upcoming points to be dropped – 2, accrued at year’s US GP – don’t expire until October 19 from his licence, which means Vettel must browse the next three grands prix.
Because the over here was released in 2014 no driver has reached the limitation within the 12-month period that was stipulated.
Vettel, who joined the post-race bash picture of Ferrari and congratulated Leclerc, has been overtaken as the group’s lead driver in the world championship. Leclerc is up to fourth position on 182 points, with Vettel 13 behind.
“Obviously I love everything I do, but definitely when you are not performing well that which you know that you can do well, you can not be pleased,” added the German driver.
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“It’s unexplainable for me personally. I can’t describe it.
“He’s a four-time entire world champion, he is one of the greatest guys out there, and to make a mistake like that, on our own and simply turning a car like that in a corner, is so strange.
“Afterward even worse afterwards, coming back to the track like that – though I understand because what are you going to do? Only sit there and just wait to go by? Drive out and probably decide to have a risk.
“But that, a double error – my goodness. This has to be dim this instant for him. His team-mate just became a complete Ferrari legend also has shot the number one standing in the group by him.
“Vettel is one of those guys with a great deal of self-confidence, therefore that is definitely going to help him a lot through this. And in F1 it you’re back and it only takes one race, one particular race. So we should not write off him because he could return quite quick, although not an easy one.”