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.
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.
Position: 3rd Final Championship Standings: 2nd, 317 points Sebastian Vettel: “I was pretty lonely for most of the race, trying to save a bit of fuel in the first part of the final stint. It was not very exciting, but that’s how it goes sometimes! The results have been worse than they could have been,… Continue reading Vettel: It’s against the spirit of Ferrari to give up
PODIUM INTERVIEWS (Conducted by Martin Brundle and David Coulthard) MB: Sebastian, you secured second in the world championship but pretty lonely race for you? Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, it was. In the beginning I tried very hard and I think I had as good start but then nowhere to go. I locked up a little but and… Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Post Race Press Conference Transcript