P1, 1:36.812, 69 laps Sebastian Vettel: “The purpose of this test is primarily to get a first feeling of the new tyres, with the impressions of the last weekend of racing still fresh in our minds,which gave us the possibility to compare. Unfortunately, today we lost some track time to repair work, but overall I… Continue reading 2018 Abu Dhabi Test Review
TRACK INTERVIEWS Q: Seb, for you, racing wheel-to-wheel with Lewis? Sebastian VETTEL: Well he’s the champion and he deserves to be the champion. Yeah, it’s been a tough year. I tried everything until the last lap, also today, I really enjoyed. Catching a little bit, a little bit, but I think he controlled the pace… Continue reading FIA Sunday Press Conference – Abu Dhabi (SV Quotes Only)
Race: 2nd | Final Championship Standings: 2nd, 320 points Sebastian Vettel: “I think today’s race sums up the year pretty well: a few ups and downs and in the end just being close, but not close enough. Today, I really tried to hang on as long as I could, but it was tough being behind… Continue reading Vettel: It has been a very intense year.
TRACK INTERVIEWS Q: Well done. Sebastian, you’re still smiling, so that’s good. In the end the Mercedes was just too strong a package on this race track. Did you expect it to be a little bit closer or did you have the signs already in free practice? Sebastian VETTEL: I don’t know, to be honest. I… Continue reading FIA Saturday Press Conference – Abu Dhabi (SV Quotes Only)
Qualifying Q3: P3, 1:35.125 Sebastian Vettel: “I think that today we correctly worked out the direction to take in terms of tyre strategy and we were able to follow the trend. Yesterday we had tried everything, but the Hypersoft tyres didn’t last for long, so we were quite confident they weren’t the tyres we wanted… Continue reading Vettel: It is going to be a long race.
Sebastian Vettel talks to the Italian newspaper “Corriere Della Sera” about how the season went, Kimi Raikkonen, Charles Leclerc, Mick & Michael Schumacher and more. From where should we start? Next year? Vettel: No, there’s still a race and I want to win it. The next season is still far away for me. Then… Continue reading Vettel: We had a good car this season, but not a dominat one.
FP1: P8, 1:40.453 (+ 1.962) | FP2: P6, 1:37.569 (+ 0.333) Sebastian Vettel: “I think today has been ok; obviously we are not quick enough yet, but we did improve between the two sessions, track conditions came towards us and hopefully tomorrow we will be better placed and we’ll try to do our best. I… Continue reading Vettel: We can still learn something from the car we have now.
PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Coming to the Ferrari drivers now, you both have good memories of racing here in Yas Marina. Sebastian, if we could start with you, how important is it for you and the team to end 2018 on a high? Sebastian VETTEL: I think it’s what everybody tries to do but certainly after a season… Continue reading FIA Thursday Press Conference – Abu Dhabi (SV Quotes Only)
Sebastian Vettel | Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview “Overall, I think this has been a good year, but not as good as we wanted, which is clear if you finish second in both Championships. We had a season of highs and lows, so naturally you would like to finish the year on a high. Then… Continue reading Vettel: Hopefully we can have a good race.
Race: 6th | Championship Standings: 2nd, 302 points Sebastian Vettel: “Obviously, this was not an easy race and I am not happy with sixth place. I tried to do my best, but the car was difficult to drive and I even struggled to drive on the straights. However, I am happy that Kimi got to… Continue reading Vettel: Tried to do my best, but the car was difficult to drive.