Vettel Strains Muscle ahead of German GP

Sebastian Vettel did not put on his regular walk on Thursday inside the paddock. Several media caught the young German driver limping in Hockenheim, so several rumors started running around about his physical condition ahead of the German Grand Prix this weekend.

It appeared Vettel also missed out on the traditional pre-German grand prix football game – he is usually a constant presence in those football games – on Wednesday night. The drivers' team eventually won the game, but he was only cheering from the sidelines, as he wasn't able to run properly on the pitch.

The mystery was solved yesterday afternoon, when the Red Bull racer told the media that he fell while jogging last week. Therefore, he didn't want to force his leg more than he needs to.

It is a little bit of a strain of the muscle, but I can drive, no problem,” Vettel told reporters on Thursday.

Needless to say, the press conference was full of questions about the situation inside the Red Bull team following the wing saga, most of which were not fully answered by the 23-year old driver. Just to make things clear though, he did gave the journalists an inside into Red Bull's business following the Silverstone incident.

As far as I know, we are selling enough cans!” grinned Vettel.

The first minutes of action on the Hockenheim circuit will debut later today, with the first practice session of the German Grand Prix. According to the weather reports in the country, rain will heavily influence the race this weekend, as it rained on Thursday afternoon and it keeps raining as we're writing this article on Friday morning.
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