Vettel: Second a great result for Ferrari

By on Sunday, May 24, 2015
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel hailed a 'great' result for Ferrari as he claimed second position at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Vettel had spent much of the race on the tail of Nico Rosberg as the pair duelled for second place.

But Mercedes' decision to stop long-time race leader Lewis Hamilton promoted Vettel into second, which he was able to defend across the final eight laps.

"We were there in the moment when it mattered and able to pip Lewis when he came out of the pits," said Vettel.

"When we decided to pit we were a bit too far back but nevertheless, second is a great finish for the team.

"The thing is these tyres are not made for cooling down and going again.

"Me and Nico saved the tyres earlier because we maybe knew we couldn't attack Lewis too much which helped when we restarted but it was incredibly difficult. After a few laps they warm up but at first it was hard."

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