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.
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.
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.
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.