F1 Vettel: Ferrari tyre gamble turned out to be a disadvantage in Brazil

Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari’s tyre gamble at the Brazilian Grand Prix ultimately turned out to be a “disadvantage” as he endured a frustrating race.
Vettel joined race-winner Lewis Hamilton on the front-row and, along with Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen, were the only two drivers in the top 10 to start on Pirelli’s mid-range Soft compound tyre, with the rest all on Supersofts – the fastest available tyre in Brazil.
The qualifying gamble had been tipped as handing Ferrari an advantage in terms of strategy against its chief rival Mercedes, but Vettel lost ground at the start and ultimately finished last of the top six drivers after switching onto a two-stop strategy.

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