David Coulthard was on hand to interview Bahrain Grand
Prix winner Sebastian Vettel, second placed Lewis
Hamilton and third placed Valtteri Bottas on the podium.
Sebastian, your 44th victory. Normally 44 is a lucky
number for Lewis but you’ve just added another win,
your third time here in Bahrain, but most importantly the
second of the season out of three races, great day.
Sebastian Vettel: Yeah, really a great day. I don’t know
what to day. The last half of the in-lap when all the
fireworks were there and track was lit up, it was. I just
love what I do. I didn’t find any words. It was a really
great team effort. Right after the start I could feel that
‘yeah, we’re quick, we can have a word’. So really tried
to put Valtteri under pressure. He didn’t do any mistakes.
It was difficult down the straights to get near him. But
then we obviously went for the undercut, early pit stop,
worked fantastic, very good job. But when the safety
came initially I thought ‘not again!’
Yeah but this time it worked for you…
SV: I’m not sure.
You pitted and then when you cleared another lap we
had the safety car.
SV: I think I was lucky because the others were just
close to the pit lane so they couldn’t really benefit let’s
say. I don’t know. I was a bit surprised when I came out
ahead of all of them because I thought with the safety
car we might have lost the advantage. After that it was
good. The car was really amazing to drive. For many
laps it really worked well. It was just a pleasure. I could
control the pace in the end. Lewis was obviously a bit of
a threat again towards the end, with the traffic you never
know. But a very controlled race, the car, as I said, was a
dream. Happy Easter and thank you very much.