Qualifying Q3: P3, Grid Position: 6th (3-place penalty) Sebastian Vettel: “I’m sorry for Carlos, it was never my intention to ruin his lap. You can’t see well straight back in the mirrors, with the rear wing and everything, and this time I was not told that he was coming. As for my qualifying, I think… Continue reading Vettel: Let’s focus on the race now.
© XPB Images TRACK INTERVIEWS (Conducted by Mark Webber) Q: Sebastian it was a tough first lap for you. You’re on the second row. How did it go for you? Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, as you said, it’s not easy to put it together. I had a mistake on the first lap. I know I need to… Continue reading FIA Post Qualifying Press Conference – Austria (SV Quotes Only)
FP1: P4, 1:05.180 (+ 0.341) | FP2: P3, 1:04.815 (+ 0.236) Sebastian Vettel: “We can always improve, but today I’m happy. The car was pretty good, so we’ll see what we can do tomorrow. On this track it is true that the kerbs can be “aggressive” somehow, but today we didn’t have any issues and hopefully we won’t… Continue reading Vettel: We should be well prepared.
Sebastian Vettel | Austrian Grand Prix Preview “If we consider the whole weekend, France was a much better one than Barcelona, and there are similarities between the two circuits in terms of asphalt and because we had the same tyres. Our pace was good, but there’s no point now in looking back too much, it… Continue reading Vettel: Always enjoying coming down in Austria.
Race: 5th | Championship Standings: 2nd, 131 points Sebastian Vettel: “I think my start was good, perhaps even too good, as I found myself very close to Lewis in front and, when I tried to brake, I had absolutely no grip and there wasn’t much space where I could go: Valtteri on my right was… Continue reading Vettel: Let’s move on and think about the next weekend.
TRACK INTERVIEWS JA: Sebastian, it was a tricky lap, very complicated. We have seen the car, sliding a lot. Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, it’s a difficult one to get the right balance. I tried to push everything in the last attempt, but looking back I pushed too hard. You try to a little bit too much here… Continue reading FIA Post Qualifying Press Conference – France (SV Quotes Only)
Q3: P3, 1:30.400 Sebastian Vettel: “During the session, it was getting better and better and I was more confident. So, I think today we can be happy with the third place. My last run was not spectacular, though, and I don’t think it was good enough to put me n the front row. After my first attempt… Continue reading Vettel: We can be happy with P3.
FP1: P5, 1:33.172 (+ 0.941) | FP2: P5, 1:33.689 (+ 1.150) Sebastian Vettel: “The long-runs felt pretty OK, quite consistent, although I haven’t seen much of what the other teams did. I think the car has more potential here, especially on the fast laps, which we need to unlock for tomorrow and then we’ll be fine. The wind… Continue reading Vettel: There is potential to be unlocked.
Sebastian Vettel’s preview ahead of the French Grand Prix “The car has worked everywhere so far and we are very happy about it. It’s more difficult to know what to expect here than on any other track, as we’ve never been properly here with the other teams at the same time and on the same… Continue reading Vettel: No reason why we shouldn’t be doing well here.
Race: 1st | Championship Standings: 1st, 121 points Sebastian Vettel: ”This win is very important for our tifosi and for our team, today is a special day. 40 years ago Gilles won here, then 14 years ago it was Michael and I was thinking of that today. At the start I tried to build up a… Continue reading Vettel: A very important win for the team and the tifosi.