Sebastian Vettel Post Race: “Today we tried something different and it paid off. I was struggling in the first stint, even on medium tyres, while in the second one I felt a lot better, despite having the soft tyre for many laps. There was some rain forecast at some stage so we extended our stint… Continue reading Barcelona – Race: Today we tried something different and it paid off.
FP1: P5, 1:17.981 (+ 1.196), 27 laps FP2: P12, 1:18.404 (+ 1.521), 36 laps Sebastian Vettel: “It was a mixed day: I was reasonably happy in terms of our one lap pace, even if in the afternoon I struggled a bit more to put the laps together. However generally I have a better feeling with… Continue reading Barcelona – Friday Practice: A mixed day.
Sebastian Vettel: “They changed the chassis on my car because they found an anomaly, but I don’t think it will change my performance in a surprising way. In the two Silverstone races, I struggled it’s true, but I’ve got enough experience not to let myself get downhearted after a couple of Grands Prix went badly.… Continue reading Barcelona – Previews: I have not lost the passion for what I do.
Sebastian Vettel: “Today we more or less maximized our result. It was obviously a disappointing race for us as we were hoping to be a lot faster. After the start, I had a go at the cars in front, but flatspotted a tyre and compromised my own race. You don’t win the race at the first… Continue reading Vettel: We can only come back from where we are.
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
Position: 4th | Championship Standings: 2nd, 78 points Sebastian Vettel: “Our tires didn’t last as long as for the others, so we couldn’t follow the same strategy. We had to stop again and we obviously lost two positions, and also a bit of time during the pit-stop itself. But staying out was not an option… Continue reading Vettel: I see no reason for not being optimistic for the next race.