Late Racing Point call-up Nico Hulkenberg remarkably now has as many top-eight finishes in F1 2020 as Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel after a starring drive in the Eifel GP, while Sergio Perez rued a missed podium.
Hulkenberg, eighth on Sunday when filling in for an unwell Lance Stroll and seventh in his only other race this season at Silverstone, also has only seven fewer points than Vettel despite competing in nine fewer Grands Prix.
The German compatriots had vastly different Nurburgring races. Super-sub Hulkenberg, who replaced Stroll without any practice this weekend, was voted as F1's Driver of the Day on Sunday after rising from 12 spots from 20th on the grid, while Vettel was only 11th of 15 finishers for Ferrari. แทงบอลออนไลน์
Hulkenberg passed Vettel, who spun and struggled, and told Sky F1: "A successful result. Obviously totally unexpected, but totally appreciated."
Vettel's top-eight finishes this season have only come in Hungary (6th) and Spain (7th), and his Eifel GP woes were illuminating given Charles Leclerc's speed in the same Ferrari, qualifying fourth and finishing seventh.