Franz Tost on Vettel: ‘You have to respect that’ / Formula 1

AlphaTauri group principal Franz Tost accompanied Sebastian Vettel as group boss in his first GP conferences. Tirol regrets the departure of the four-time world champion, but in addition sympathizes.


Shortly earlier than the beginning of the Hungarian weekend, Sebastian Vettel let the cat out of the bag: the German confirmed the rumors that he’ll quickly go away Formula 1 and introduced that he’ll go away the GP circus after the present season. Not solely will lots of Heppenheimer’s followers and Formula 1 rivals remorse it, Franz Tost may also miss the four-time world champion who made his first GP look beneath his watch.

At the Hungaroring, the top of the AlphaTauri group instructed Sky: “I obtained the resignation concurrently everybody else, and I have to say it is a disgrace. Because Sebastian is an integral a part of Formula 1.

“But now he determined he wished to do one thing else. He has different priorities in his life, and also you have to respect that,” famous Tost, who additionally thanked Vettel for his or her joint success: “From our aspect, I can thanks for the fantastic time we had. with him, in addition to for a really profitable collaboration. Sebastian was very thorough and knew precisely what he wished.”

The 66-year-old Austrian then recalled: “Here he did his first race for us in Hungary in 2007 and was with us in June 2008 after which received the GP at Monza.”

“It was a fantastic day. As quickly as I received up within the morning, I checked to see if it had rained, and it was raining. Then within the morning the sky cleared a bit of and I mentioned, “I feel it is going to rain once more.” That’s what occurred. Sebastien then drove an excellent race with none errors and introduced the factor house safely,” continued Tost.

Hungarian GP, ​​Hungary

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:39:36.533 hrs.
02. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +7.834 s
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), Alpi, +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), AlfaTauri, +1 lap
13. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
14. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +1 lap
15. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia), McLaren, +1 lap
16. Kevin Magnussen (PC), Haas, +1 lap
17. Alexander Albon (T), Williams, +1 lap
18. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +1 lap
19. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, +2 laps
Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, engine

Championship standing (after 13 out of twenty-two races)

01. Verstappen 258 factors
02. Leclerc 178
03. Perez 173
04. Russell 158
05. Sainz 156
06. Hamilton 146
07. Norris 76
08. Okon 58
09. Botta is 46 years previous
10. Alonso 41
11. Magnussen 22
12. Ricardo 19
13. Gaseous 16
14. Hag 16
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17. Zhou 5
18. Walk 4
19. Album 3
20. Latifi 0
21. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Constructor’s Cup
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. AlphaTauri 27
09. Aston Martin 20
10. Williams 3


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