On Thursday evening, as the Monza F1 paddock started to wind down, Sebastian Vettel was busy. His media commitments done for the day, the Ferrari driver grabbed his smartphone, took a selfie – something of a rarity – and then took close-up shots of as many of his team as he could. But why? The… Continue reading Sebastian Vettel fills Monza grandstands with Ferrari team members cardboards!
Sebastian Vettel: “It’s been a good day for Charles, so congratulations and well done to everybody. Obviously my day did not go well. On lap 6 I lost the rear, which was my mistake, which is why I am not happy with my day. I got a good start, but then I had nowhere to go… Continue reading Vettel: When you don’t do well, you can’t be happy.
Qualifying Q3: P4, 1:19.457 Sebastian Vettel: “I was happy with the car which was really good, and I was also pleased with my lap today, but I cannot be happy with how qualifying went. At the end of Q3, most of us didn’t make it through to the second attempt. The lap I did on… Continue reading Vettel: I cannot be happy with how qualifying went.
FP1: P8, 1:30.507 (+ 2.602), 19 laps | FP2: P3, 1:21.179 (+ 0.201), 39 laps Sebastian Vettel: “The day was ok, but we can still get more out of the car. FP1 was a bit of a scrappy session, with all the teams heading out as soon as the light went green after each red flag.… Continue reading Vettel: We can still get more out of the car.
PRESS CONFERENCE Q: A question for you all to start with. Confirmation came through last night that the Italian Grand Prix will remain on the Formula 1 calendar for at least another five years. Can we get your reaction to that and can you tell us what this race and this track mean to you?… Continue reading FIA Thursday Press Conference – Italy (SV Quotes Only)
Italian Grand Prix Preview Sebastian Vettel: “Racing in the home of the tifosi in Italy, around Monza, certainly means a lot to me. My first Formula 1 win came at this track in a Ferrari-powered car in 2008. This weekend, we are aiming to win again. I think we have got closer and closer in the… Continue reading Monza Preview: Racing in Italy means a lot to me!
Race: 4th | Championship Standings: 2nd, 226 points Sebastian Vettel: ”At the beginning I tried to overtake Kimi in Turn 1 and 4, but I couldn’t. He opened the brakes, which he had the right to do, so I moved aside and opened a gap to Lewis. Then I had room left and no chance anymore.… Continue reading Vettel: It could have been even worse.
TRACK INTERVIEWS Q: Well all the best for that. Sebastian, second best today, but I don’t think the race is lost and these guys will be supporting you tomorrow? Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, it’s unbelievable to see the amount of support around the track, so grazie a tutti. It’s a good result for the team. Not entirely… Continue reading FIA Post Qualifying Press Conference – Italy (SV Quotes Only)
Qualifying: P2, 1:19.280 Sebastian Vettel: “I’m a bit disappointed as I couldn’t get pole today and made some mistakes, so that my lap was not that tidy, but locking out the front row with both cars is a great result for the whole team. For tomorrow I think we will have the right speed to race and… Continue reading Vettel: A great result for the whole team.
FP1: P17, 1:37.867 (+ 3.867) | FP2: P1, 1:21.105 Sebastian Vettel: “Today it’s been a mixed day as the morning session didn’t go smoothly, but in the afternoon it got better. The balance of the car is not perfect yet, but I believe we can work on it for tomorrow as the car seems to be working well.… Continue reading Vettel: We’ll keep doing our homework.