Ferrari SF1000 Turkish GP 2020 #5 Sebastian Vettel 3rd Place
The 2020 season will not go down in history as the best season for Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel. The Italian team has suffered a spectacular setback and the disgraced German has performed below his potential. However, there were still some races where the divorcing duo managed to show some flashes of brilliance.
The pandemic-ravaged 2020 season has been replaced by the Turkish Grand Prix, last held in 2011. The late autumn weather meant the field was greeted by largely rain-slick conditions, giving hope of a good result to teams who would not have been able to kick the ball in normal conditions.
Sebastian Vettel's sixth place in the Hungarian Grand Prix was his best result of the season for a long time and he didn't look like he was going to be able to keep it up that year. Although the Ferraris had done reasonably well for themselves in free practice, the German finished a disappointing 12th in qualifying, but Lando Norris' penalty allowed him to start one place higher. Although many have written off the four-time champion, he did flash some of the wonder that makes him a class act on the first lap. He drove a huge car and took advantage of the mistakes of the others to finish third at the end of the first lap! However, the Red Bulls then quickly passed the German, but he still managed to finish in a very good position. He had a great battle with Lance Stroll, whose attack he managed to beat back, but his teammate Leclerc was able to overtake him with relative ease.
But in the end it was Vettel who had the last laugh, as Sergio Pérez, who was struggling with his tyres on the last lap of the race, was caught by the two Ferraris and Leclerc almost overtook the Mexican, but the Monaco driver missed his braking line and spun out, leaving Vettel with third place. It was Sebastian Vettel's last podium finish for Ferrari, captured by Looksmart in 1/43rd scale.
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