Sebastian Vettel has said that his lowest point of the 2017 season came after the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The German was found guilty of deliberately hitting Lewis Hamilton’s car while under a safety car period during the race, after he felt the Briton had brake tested him.
Vettel received a ten second time penalty, which he served during a pit-stop. Vettel emerged back on track ahead of Hamilton, who also had to stop due to a loose headrest. The rush of blood manoeuvre undoubtedly cost Vettel the race victory, a thought that he admits is very difficult to swallow.
“The worst feeling I had was after Baku,” he said.