Look at what two formula one driver championships at a young age can do to you. It can get you fame and it can make you call people cucumbers.
Sebastien Vettel’s race was ruined by a collision with Narain Karthikeyan towards the end of the race when he suffered a rear tyre puncture causing him to pit and later on the collision also caused other problems to his car, overheating brakes etc.
If you read our live blog (last post), you would see that he also didn’t have radio contact with his team towards the end of his race, his team was frantically asking him to retire, which he didn’t, at first we thought it was only due to his grit to finish the race, but as it turns out it was due to him losing radio contact with his team.
“Most crucially we lost radio communication and that makes it very difficult in these conditions to know what’s going on. Nonetheless, we did our maximum today and got up to fourth.
To then lose the race how I did is very frustrating. Some people (Narain Karthikeyan) need to look more where they are going.
He also added to another media source
As in real life, there are a few cucumbers on the road.” (Referring to Narain Karthikeyan)
Cucumber of course meaning idiot over here. I know Indian drivers can be bad on roads , trust me I have seen 100s of them, but calling Narain a cucumber stems of a little arrogance, watch it there Sebastien, don’t want to go the Lewis Hamilton way there . Have a look at the video below where he curses Karthikeyan after the incident, that’s just the index finger though, no middle finger there. Watch it before FIA takes it off Youtube.
Team Principal Christian Horner thankfully was more reserved in his comments :
“The incident with Narain Karthikeyan caused damage to the rear brake duct, which went into thermal runaway,” Horner said.
“We wanted to stop the car before the end from a safety point of view, but Seb couldn’t hear us because of the loss of the radio and continued.
“Thankfully his car got to the end without failing, but the incident cost Sebastian at least a fourth place finish today.”