Why Vettel's Canada slip won't affect him

Why Vettel's Canada slip won't affect him

Think that Sebastian Vettel's slip that cost him victory in Canada will be playing on the Red Bull driver's mind at Valencia this weekend? Think again, says David Coulthard, as the 13-times grand prix winner looks ahead to the European Grand Prix in his column

Don't be fooled by the slip in Canada, Sebastian Vettel's World Championship challenge is not just going to fall apart because of one small mistake.

Granted, it cost him victory – he might well have been passed by Jenson Button later on that final lap anyway – but I doubt he'll be carrying the psychological effects of that now. Sure, he'll have gone through all the data with his engineer about why he made the mistake; did he get off line? Did he brake too late? Was there a problem with the car? But once he's understood what happened, he'll have locked it away. Sebastian is a very smart guy; smart enough to know that you can't win every race and that second still gives him a massive championship lead.

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