Sebastian Vettel: “Not the race we wanted. We started first and second and we didn’t finish there. A disappointing evening. I had a good start but already halfway through the first lap I realised that the car was extremely difficult to drive. I think Charles struggled less as he had no difficulties in passing me. It… Continue reading Vettel: A very disappointing evening.
Q1. Charles and Sebastian comfortably made the first cut. The Monegasque driver did a 1’28”495 on his first run, while Seb did a 1’28”733. Q2. In the second part of qualifying, traffic played a crucial role. Charles managed to get a clean run amongst the many cars on track, doing a 1’28”046 at his first attempt, which… Continue reading Vettel: Good to see that we are back on the right track.
TRACK INTERVIEWS Q: Sebastian, you line up on the first row of the grid. You had to use an extra set of tyres in Q2. Did that compromise your last run and leave a bit of safety there? Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, of course. You have to first of all make it to the end. Maybe I was… Continue reading FIA Saturday Press Conference – Bahrain (SV Quotes Only)
FP1. During the first 90 minutes of track time, the team carried out a series of tests to check the work carried out in various areas. Sebastian did 21 laps with a best of 1’30”617. Both drivers did tyre and set-up work. FP2. The evening session was run in more relevant conditions for simulation runs, with practice… Continue reading Vettel: We have some more potential in the car.
© http://ProStarPics.com / http://kymillman.com/f1 A relaxed Sebastian Vettel was first up to meet the press in the team hospitality and he tackled a variety of topics, including the performance of the SF90 and expectations for the upcoming Grand Prix. Sebastian won here last year and he has good memories, including tangible ones such as the trophy.… Continue reading Vettel: I love the Bahrain trophy!
Sebastian Vettel: “From a driver’s point of view, I would describe the level of difficulty for this circuit as basically ‘normal’. However, it is hard to find the right rhythm in the desert, mainly because of the sand that the wind blows onto the track. Therefore every lap is different, which can be a decisive factor,… Continue reading Bahrain Preview: It is hard to find the right rhythm in the desert.
Position: 1st | Win Number 49 | Podium Number: 101 Sebastian Vettel: “Obviously, this is a great way to start the season and it wasn’t expected. Obviously Australia was a different race and if you compare these two races, here we had the pace and won on our own. So, I think it’s been much… Continue reading Vettel: A great way to start the season.
© kymillman.com/f1 PODIUM INTERVIEWS (Conducted by David Coulthard) Sebastian, you had to work for that one! Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, I think I came on the race with about 10 laps to go, “I have everything under control”. I don’t know if they broadcast that. That was a lie; there was nothing under control. When they told… Continue reading FIA Post-Race Press Conference – Bahrain (SV Quotes only)
Career Pole Position Number 51 Sebastian Vettel: “I think we have a good base and the car is working. We have improved in our work on the car. In the beginning it’s always a bit difficult, but now everything is getting better. So, it was nice to keep the car alive. I felt quite good… Continue reading Vettel: The big day is tomorrow.
TRACK INTERVIEWS (conducted by Johnny Herbert) Q: Let’s talk to this man, who is on pole position. Nice smiley face. You must be a happy boy? Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, let me breathe! It was quite intense. First run in Q3 I was very happy and then tossed it away in the last corner. No, really happy… Continue reading FIA Post-Qualifying Press Conference – Bahrain (SV Quotes only)