Morning. Overnight rain meant that Sebastian waited for conditions to improve, going out onto the 4,655 km circuit around 20 minutes after the green light, doing an installation lap on intermediate tyres. Then he waited until the track was completely dry before starting a race weekend simulation using the C3, C4 and C5 tyres. Once… Continue reading Barcelona Test 2 – Day 2: Sebastian completes a race weekend simulation.
Morning Programme. Sebastian was first to drive, carrying out an installation lap shortly after 9. Then he went back out on a prototype C2 Pirelli tyre, designed specifically with the Dutch Grand Prix in mind. Then it was back to the standard C2 compound as the job of assessing the car continued. In the second… Continue reading Barcelona Test 2 – Day 1: Sebastian completes 84 laps.
Ferrari’s 2020 challenger is called the SF1000, reflecting the fact that, at some point this season, the Scuderia will be the first team ever to take part in 1000 Formula 1 Grands Prix, in this the year that the top racing category celebrates its 70th anniversary. The SF1000, built entirely in Maranello, was launched tonight… Continue reading Sebastian’s 6th Ferrari, the SF1000, launched.
Maranello, 31 January 2020 – Sebastian Vettel spent the morning in Maranello, in meetings with the engineers and Team Principal Mattia Binotto, looking ahead to the new season. Over in the Vehicle Assembly area, mechanics were on hand as Seb had his first seat fitting in the new car to check out his position in… Continue reading Sebastian sits in the new car for the first time.
Sebastian Vettel, first of all congratulations for the birth of your son. Sebastian Vettel: Thank you. To match the seven time fathers Nelson Piquet and Emerson Fittipaldi, you now only have four missing. SV: (Laughs) But hey! These two cheated. The seven children are each from different mothers. The many reviews about your… Continue reading Vettel Interview with blick.ch: I’m going into the new year happily.
Sebastian Vettel Post Race: “At the start I didn’t have anywhere to go and then, the fact the DRS didn’t work didn’t help, because that was when I had an advantage with the tyres over Max (Verstappen), which then faded later on in the stint. After the first pitstop I wasn’t very competitive and so… Continue reading Vettel: I know I can do better, that is for sure the target for next year, to make a step forward.
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.