Started: 5th | Finished: 3rd Sebastian Vettel: “We leave Hungary and for a few weeks we can console ourselves with the fact that we made it to the podium in a race in which we knew we were going to struggle. Today, we simply could not match the pace of our rivals. In terms of strategy,… Continue reading Vettel: I am convinced that there is a margin to get better results.
TRACK INTERVIEWS Q: Sebastian, right at the very end of the grand prix. I know these guys had a lonely race at the front but always satisfying to pass your team-mate, you did something different on strategy, and to sign off what is going to be a difficult break for you guys to bounce back?… Continue reading FIA Sunday Press Conference – Hungary (SV Quotes Only)
Q3: P5, 1:15.071 (+ 0.499) Sebastian Vettel: “Today went pretty much as we expected and reflects what we have seen in the last few races. Our car is very quick down the straights but it’s not the best through the corners and that means we struggle to keep the tyres alive right to the end of… Continue reading Vettel: Today went pretty much as we expected.
FP1: P3, 1:17.399 (+ 0.166), 25 laps | FP2: P13, 1:19.254 (+ 1.400), 24 laps Sebastian Vettel: “The morning session wasn’t bad. I’m sure we can improve quite a bit because I don’t think we got all the potential out of the car on my quickest lap. In fact, more than going for a lap time,… Continue reading Vettel: I don’t think we got all the potential out of the car.
Sebastian’s day on Thursday at the Hungaroring. Vettel was first to talk to the press in the team’s media motorhome. The German spoke about the car’s performance level. “I think we’ve made progress over the past few races,” he said. “We’re not where we want to be yet because we are not the quickest through the corners, but I think that compared… Continue reading Vettel: The next two months will tell if we are on the right road.
Sebastian Vettel: “Hungaroring is a pretty physical track in a current Formula 1 car, because there aren`t any long straights and it’s a very stop-start circuit, which means you are always working away at the wheel. And given the time of year, it’s usually boiling hot, which definitely doesn’t help. Also if it is dry, the… Continue reading Hungary Preview: Hungaroring is a pretty physical track.
Race: 2nd | Championship Standings: 2nd, 189 points (-24) Sebastian Vettel: “Today we were fast in the first stint, but at the end I was a little bit disappointed because I had lost 3 or 4 seconds in the traffic. The pit stop we did was not ideal either, as we lost some time there. Then… Continue reading Vettel: Second the best result we could get.
TRACK INTERVIEWS Q: Sebastian, I think that’s the best you could have hoped for today wasn’t it, getting up to P2. You almost jumped Bottas in the pit stop but I think Carlos Sainz held you up a little and a bit of a tricky pit stop? Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, I don’t know, I think something… Continue reading FIA Post Race Press Conference – Hungary (SV Quotes Only)
Qualifying Q3: P4, 1:36.210 Sebastian Vettel: “I don’t think it was an awful session overall, we were just not quick enough. Conditions were tricky and it was hard to squeeze everything out of the car, but I think my laps were generally fine. In wet conditions, we weren’t so confident as we had been in the dry,… Continue reading Vettel: We have a good car no matter the conditions.
FP1: P2, 1:17.692 (+ 0.079) | FP2: P1, 1:16.834 Sebastian Vettel: “I was pretty happy in the afternoon more than in the morning session, as I think the car is performing well also over one lap. We can still improve, but this has been one of the best Fridays so far, technically speaking. Having a great amount of… Continue reading Vettel: We have to focus on the job.