RACE DEBRIEF

    Sebastian Vettel capped off a weekend to forget in Melbourne with a mid-race spin into the wall and out of the race – an incident which brought out the second Safety Car of the 2022 Australian Grand Prix.

    Having started P17, Vettel was lapping out of the points on Lap 23 when he got onto the kerbs at the exit of Turn 4, rotating his Aston Martin AMR22 into the wall before parking up and retiring.

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    It brings to an end Vettel’s first race weekend of 2022 – the German having missed the Bahrain and Saudi Arabian Grands Prix with Covid-19 – but it’s one that he won’t remember with fondness, having suffered an engine issue in FP1, missed FP2 because of it, crashed in FP3 and been fined for riding a scooter on track and speeding in the pit lane to boot.

    Watch Vettel’s crash in the video up top.

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