French GP – P5 (+ Fastest Lap) Sebastian Vettel: “I had a pretty lonely race, apart from a bit of confusion at the start, given that the timing of the lights going out caught us a bit by surprise. It was fun fighting with the McLarens, first Norris then Carlos. The first stint went pretty well… Continue reading Vettel: Fifth was the best we could have done.
Qualifying Q3; P7, 1:29.799 (+ 1.480) Sebastian Vettel: “It was a bit of a funny session, as I didn’t get a consistent feel for the car and didn’t extract the maximum out of it, so I can’t be happy with that. On the last lap I just didn’t have the same feeling as during other parts… Continue reading Vettel: The car was better than where we ended up.
FP1: P5, 1:33.790 (+ 1.052), 22 laps | FP2: P4,1:31.665 (+ 0.728), 32 laps Sebastian Vettel: ”I would say we have a lot of work ahead of us since not all the new parts we have here performed exactly as expected. I think we have a lot of data to analyze overnight, to possibly have a… Continue reading Vettel: We have a lot of data to analyze.
Sebastian Vettel Thursday Media Session “We have a few new parts on the car, trying a few things. Tomorrow will be very important for us. The track is not exactly the same as last year as some sections have been resurfaced and this circuit has a bit of everything. We hope the data we get… Continue reading Vettel: Some updates should see us make a step forward.
Sebastian Vettel | French Grand Prix Preview “Last year’s French Grand Prix was our first at the Circuit Paul Ricard for many years, so returning this year we have more data to work with. The circuit has long straights and low-speed corners, although there is a wider range of corner speeds there. Most of the… Continue reading France Preview: I think our car can have the pace to do quite well.
Race: 5th | Championship Standings: 2nd, 131 points Sebastian Vettel: “I think my start was good, perhaps even too good, as I found myself very close to Lewis in front and, when I tried to brake, I had absolutely no grip and there wasn’t much space where I could go: Valtteri on my right was… Continue reading Vettel: Let’s move on and think about the next weekend.
TRACK INTERVIEWS JA: Sebastian, it was a tricky lap, very complicated. We have seen the car, sliding a lot. Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, it’s a difficult one to get the right balance. I tried to push everything in the last attempt, but looking back I pushed too hard. You try to a little bit too much here… Continue reading FIA Post Qualifying Press Conference – France (SV Quotes Only)
Q3: P3, 1:30.400 Sebastian Vettel: “During the session, it was getting better and better and I was more confident. So, I think today we can be happy with the third place. My last run was not spectacular, though, and I don’t think it was good enough to put me n the front row. After my first attempt… Continue reading Vettel: We can be happy with P3.
FP1: P5, 1:33.172 (+ 0.941) | FP2: P5, 1:33.689 (+ 1.150) Sebastian Vettel: “The long-runs felt pretty OK, quite consistent, although I haven’t seen much of what the other teams did. I think the car has more potential here, especially on the fast laps, which we need to unlock for tomorrow and then we’ll be fine. The wind… Continue reading Vettel: There is potential to be unlocked.
Sebastian Vettel’s preview ahead of the French Grand Prix “The car has worked everywhere so far and we are very happy about it. It’s more difficult to know what to expect here than on any other track, as we’ve never been properly here with the other teams at the same time and on the same… Continue reading Vettel: No reason why we shouldn’t be doing well here.