Jost Capito (Williams): Vettel high, Ferrari weak / Formula 1

Williams staff principal Jost Capito summarizes what is going on on in Formula 1 over the summer time break: the successful nation following Sebastian Vettel’s retirement, Ferrari’s errors and the state of affairs at Williams.


In AvD Motor & Sport, introduced by Sport1, Williams staff principal Jost Capito commented on among the sizzling subjects in Formula 1. For the 63-year-old from Sigerland, it was the primary recognition of Sebastian Vettel’s profession. The four-time Formula 1 world champion introduced over the weekend in Hungary that he’ll maintain his last Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi subsequent November.

Capito on Vettel: “For me, each GP racer who has received a world championship is likely one of the best. There usually are not so a lot of them. Sebastian is a particular expertise. But he’s not solely an impressive racing driver, however above all an exquisite particular person. I’m proud to know him.”

“Of course, I additionally questioned whether or not he would keep or not. His automotive is just not very sturdy this yr. Of course, not if the four-time world champion does not have a successful automotive.”

Which brings us to world champion, world championship chief and Hungarian winner Max Verstappen in a spectacular method. Jost Capito warns: “You noticed final yr particularly: the season solely ends when it ends. Lots can occur, that is what makes Formula 1 so thrilling. But Max has an acceptable chief, which places loads of strain on Ferrari.”

How does Capito classify Mercedes? Jost says, “They’ve accomplished properly the previous few races. You have now had two vehicles on the rostrum in France and Hungary. The development at Mercedes reveals that the technical laws are nonetheless of their infancy. It makes the season much more thrilling.”

Jost Capito says of the Williams staff: “The season has not gone the way in which we might have preferred up to now. But the staff has been at all-time low for years. There is loads to get well there. It’s a protracted course of in Formula 1. You’ve seen it at Red Bull Racing and Ferrari. The identical goes for Williams. Williams is a standard racing staff, however has failed to speculate considerably during the last ten years. If you take a look at the hole with the opposite groups in the beginning of the season, it has narrowed. Now we will compete with different groups once more and it is enjoyable.”

“Next yr, we’ve began the development of the automotive. So we do not do a lot work on this automotive anymore. We set priorities. There’s not a lot that may assist us subsequent yr with this race automotive. Don’t anticipate a lot from that.”

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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