Sebastian Vettel talked to the media earlier today in Sochi, following his first win of the season in Singapore. The German was flooded with questions about the undercut and the Leclerc-related controversy that followed up after the race, but there was also room for some funny details, as he recounted that he forgot to switch on the radio right after he crossed the line.
"It felt good - he said- definitely better than Sunday in Monza. I had a good day, overall it was a good weekend even though I wasn’t entirely happy with Saturday."
Multiple questions concerning Leclerc were asked, with the German putting the emphasis on the fact that his teammate's message after the race was a mere blunt reaction that any sportsman would have right after a match or a race.
"I’m not upset at all. I don’t think you should interpret too much from these radio messages because we are driving and opening the radio. He obviously wanted to win, he was upset that he realise he was behind. If it was the other way around, I would be equally as upset as he was."
Additionally, Vettel delved into what made the difference in showcasing Ferrari's progress after Friday at Marina Bay. During the first two free practices the SF90 was suffering from understeer, therefore the team worked hard in that regard in order to tackle the problem for both drivers. Hence the car went on a whole another level on competitiveness, driving Leclerc to pole and Ferrari to an impactful 1-2.
Asked about his silence at the end of the race, Vettel candidly answered that he forgot to switch on the radio as he was crossing the line, and he added: "Some people before the weekend asked me which song I would sing if I won, I thought about it but I couldn’t think of a song and I'm still thinking about it."