Qualifying Q3: 5th | Grid: 4th Sebastian Vettel: “I will start from P4 tomorrow but today’s Q3 was not ideal. We are struggling a lot in the final sector where there are some corners in which we are simply not quick enough. It’s probably not the best track for us, but we’ll see what we… Continue reading Vettel: Tomorrow we will do our best, but it won’t be an easy race.
FP1: P5, 1:38.906 (+ 1.949), 19 laps | FP2: P4, 1:36.691 (+ 0.435), 27 laps Sebastian Vettel: “In the medium low speed corners of this circuit we are still lacking speed, compared to our rivals. Sector three is the one that really hurts us, we are struggling with the tyres getting hot, and the car… Continue reading Vettel: We will try our best to have a solid weekend.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview Sebastian Vettel: “As well as being the last race of 2019, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix marks the start of the 2020 season in many ways, with most teams trying out ideas for next year during Friday free practice. Then, as usual on the Tuesday and Wednesday after the race,… Continue reading Abu Dhabi Preview: An opportunity to finish the season on a high.
Sebastian Vettel Post Qualifying: “Max put in a strong lap and so we can be happy with a front row start. I think our performance matched our expectations and it is good that our lap time was reasonably close. It puts us in a good position for tomorrow. We improved the car, it felt better… Continue reading Vettel: It’s a long race and I think it will be fun.
TRACK INTERVIEWS Q: Sebastian, second again, narrowly missing out on pole, but I guess you’ve got to be satisfied that you’re on the front row? Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, I had a bit of a wobble in the exit of the last corner on the first run but I think Max improved his time, so fair play… Continue reading FIA Saturday Press Conference – Brazil (SV Quotes Only)
FP1: P3, 1:17.041 (+ 0.899), 13 laps | FP2: P1, 1:09.217, 30 laps Sebastian Vettel: “The car was decent, but it was not an easy day on track with the weather conditions, as we did not get so much consistent running. I think we understood what the car needs, and now we’ll take it from there… Continue reading Vettel: Confident we can make a step forward.
Brazil Grand Prix Preview Sebastian Vettel: “Racing in Brazil, in Sao Paulo, I think in a nutshell, anything can happen. I don’t know why, but there is something about this place and this circuit. Every year, something crazy happens and, if it doesn’t you can be sure it will the following year. This is another track… Continue reading Vettel: Racing in Brazil, anything can happen.
Sebastian Vettel Post Race: “I am very disappointed that I had to retire, because I was hoping for a good race. I had very poor grip on the first lap and had to let a lot of cars by. I struggled to get the car to work, especially in right hand corners, maybe something was… Continue reading Vettel: We had the potential for a podium, so it’s a shame.
Qualifying Q3: P2, 1:32.041 (+ 0.012s) Sebastian Vettel: “Tomorrow on the grid, I’ll be eight metres behind Valtteri, which will seem strange as the gap today in qualifying was definitely smaller! 12 thousandths is really very little and so I can definitely say I was a little bit unlucky. I have to admit that, on my… Continue reading Vettel: It’s not bad being on the front row here.
Photo ©: f1insider.com TRACK INTERVIEWS Q: Sebastian, lining up on the front row, it’s a long run up that hill. How are you feeling? Sebastian VETTEL: I think it looks a shorter distance on the inside, no? I guess that’s what I have to say, being second. No, congrats to Valtteri, obviously it was very exciting because we… Continue reading FIA Saturday Press Conference – Austin (SV Quotes Only)