Franz toasts Vettel: “You have to respect him” / Formula 1

Alfa Touri group boss Franz Toste accompanied Sebastian Vettel as group boss on his first GP appearances. The Tyrolean regrets the general public departure of the four-time world champion, but additionally exhibits understanding.


Shortly earlier than the beginning of the Hungarian weekend, Sebastian Vettel let the cat out of the bag: the German confirmed rumors about his imminent departure from Formula 1 and revealed that he’ll flip his again on the GP circus after the present season. Not solely will Heppenheimer’s many followers and Formula 1 detractors remorse this, Franz Tost can even miss the four-time world champion, who made his first GP appearances beneath his watchful eye.

Next to the Hungaroring, group boss Alfatouri mentioned in an interview with “Sky”: “I obtained the information of the resignation like everybody else and I have to say it is a disgrace. Because Sebastian is simply an integral a part of Formula 1. »

“But he has now determined he desires to do one thing else. He has different priorities in his life, and also you simply have to respect that,” emphasised Tost, who additionally did not miss to thank Vettel for the joint successes: “From our aspect I can solely say that we had a good time. Thank you for what you have completed. Also, for a really profitable cooperation. Sebastian was very targeted and knew what he wished.”

The 66-year-old Austrian then recalled: “Here in Hungary he fought his first race for us in 2007, after which he was with us for the entire 2008 season and even gained the GP in Monza that point.”

“It was a stupendous day. As quickly as I bought up within the morning I checked to see if it was raining, and it was. Then within the morning the sky opened up somewhat and I assumed: ‘Hopefully it can rain once more.’ And that is what occurred. Sébastien then drove a brilliant good race with none errors and introduced the factor residence safely, » continued Tost.

Hungarian GP, ​​HungaryRing

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:39:36.533 hrs
02. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +7.834s
03. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +12.337
04. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +14.579
05. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +15.688
06. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +16.047
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +1:18.300 min
08. Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, +1 lap
09. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +1 lap
10. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, +1 lap
11. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +1 lap
12. Pierre Gasly (F), Alpha Tauri, +1 lap
13. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
14. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +1 lap
15. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, +1 lap
16. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +1 lap
17. Alexander Albon (T), Williams, +1 lap
18. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +1 lap
19. Yuki Tsunoda (J), Alpha Tauri, +2 laps
Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, Engine

Championship standings (after 13 of twenty-two races)

the motive force
01. Verstappen 258 factors
02. Leclerc 178
03. Perez 173
04.Russell 158
05. Saenz 156
06.Hamilton 146
07. Norris 76
08. Okon 58
09. Bottana 46
10. Alonso 41
11. Magnussen 22
12. Ricciardo 19
13. Gasly 16
14. The Hague 16
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17. Zhou 5
18. Stroll 4
19. Albon 3
20. Latifi 0
21. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Constructor’s Trophy
01. Red Bull Racing 431 factors
02.Ferrari 334
03.Mercedes 304
04. Alpine 99
05. McLaren 95
06. Alfa Romeo 51
07. Haas 34
08. Alfatouri 27
09. Aston Martin 20
10. Williams 3


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