F1 2019 · Spanish GP

Vettel: We are happy but we’re not happy.

Q1. Sebastian used one set of Soft tyres improving with each lap from 1’18”068 to 1’17”823 and then to 1’17”425.  Q2. The second part of the session saw Seb set a time good enough to get into Q3 on his very first run. Sebastian posted an excellent 1’16”667.  Q3. In the top ten shoot-out, Sebastian did two runs… Continue reading Vettel: We are happy but we’re not happy.

F1 2019 · Spanish GP

FIA Saturday Press Conference – Spain (SV Quotes Only)

TRACK INTERVIEWS Q: Sebastian, I think that’s probably as good as you could have expected. Looking at the last sector that seems to be a massive deficit for you guys here. Sebastian Vettel: Yeah, it seems to be more than an Achilles’ heel at the moment. I just spoke to Valtteri and they were both very… Continue reading FIA Saturday Press Conference – Spain (SV Quotes Only)

F1 2019 · Spanish GP

Vettel: We still have work ahead of us.

First session. In the 90 minutes of the morning session, the drivers focussed on evaluating the aero updates introduced here. Sebastian and Charles ran the Soft tyre while working on car balance. Both men did 20 laps each, the German posting a best time of 1’18”066, fractionally quicker than the Monegasque who stopped the clocks in… Continue reading Vettel: We still have work ahead of us.

F1 2019 · Spanish GP

FIA Thursday Press Conference – Spain (SV Quotes Only)

Q: Sebastian, we’re heading into race five, what’s the mood in the Ferrari camp? Sebastian VETTEL: Good.   Q: You’ve got a lot of upgrades coming this weekend. Do you need a faster car or a more driveable car? What are you hoping for from these upgrades?  SV: Well, we hope to improve the car obviously. We… Continue reading FIA Thursday Press Conference – Spain (SV Quotes Only)

F1 2019 · Spanish GP

Barcelona Preview: I hope this might be the moment to put that right.

Sebastian Vettel: “I know the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit perfectly and the uphill turn 3 and turn 9 are definitely the most fun. I think the way the final sector is now means it’s not as interesting as it used to be, but it is probably even more crucial when it comes to setting a time. In fact,… Continue reading Barcelona Preview: I hope this might be the moment to put that right.

F1 2019 · Interview

Interview with Spiegel: “I think I can beat everyone. But I also know that I’m beatable.”

Sebastian Vettel explains what Ferrari is missing to compete with Mercedes, his relationship to his big rival Lewis Hamilton, why he prefers the racing cars of the nineties and many more. SPIEGEL: Mr. Vettel, you are a public person, your words are spread all over the world on every Grand Prix weekend, tens of millions… Continue reading Interview with Spiegel: “I think I can beat everyone. But I also know that I’m beatable.”

Azerbaijan GP · F1 2019

Vettel: I believe in this team and I know we can improve.

Sebastian Vettel: “That was fun driving today, although not so much in the first stint when I couldn’t get the tyres to work and I didn’t have as much grip as I’d expected. We were not quick and the performance was uneven because I damaged the tyres trying to get them up to temperature and then,… Continue reading Vettel: I believe in this team and I know we can improve.