Vettel was heard on crew radio throughout second observe for the Monaco Grand Prix reporting that he was struggling to see out of certainly one of his eyes.
“It appears like my eye is bleeding,” Vettel advised his engineer earlier than being instructed to pit, just for him to decide to proceed.
“It’s alright, I’ll stick with it,” Vettel stated. “Both I’m tremendous emotional or there’s something caught in my eye!”
Talking after the session, Vettel defined that the problem had acquired progressively worse all through FP2, and revealed that his Aston Martin crew had made him a paper eyepatch as a joke.
“I by no means had my eye bleeding, nevertheless it felt like slightly bit,” Vettel stated.
“I don’t know what was happening. First run, one thing acquired into my eye, and it acquired worse on the second run.
“So the crew was fairly good and so they made me this [eyepatch]. So I believe I’ll maintain that and it’ll maintain me protected for the remainder of the weekend.”
Requested what driving round Monaco with one eye was like, Vettel joked: “I don’t advocate it! It’s not as a lot enjoyable as with two.”
Vettel ended the session 10th-fastest for Aston Martin, ending two-tenths of a second away from team-mate Lance Stroll.
The four-time world champion remains to be looking for his first factors since becoming a member of Aston Martin from Ferrari for 2021, however felt happy together with his observe displaying.
“I used to be fairly glad this morning, we acquired right into a rhythm shortly,” Vettel stated.
“Within the afternoon, I misplaced a little bit of view. However total, it’s OK. It is going to be tight, it’s all the time tight right here, and it’s clearly tight within the midfield.
“Ideally we are able to maintain that up, and get all the pieces collectively. It’s all about Saturday afternoon.
“We tried some bits. Like Monaco [as] common, you all the time have a little bit of cease and go, not all the time getting the laps for everybody. It is going to matter on Saturday afternoon to get all the pieces in that one lap.”