Frontpage   |   Twitter   |   Photos   |   Game   |   Standings Saturday 20 Oktober 2018
 
Wednesday 14 March at 07:35
Vettel not worried about winter testing results
Font size:
Wednesday 14 March at 07:35 : Mar.14 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel says he has faith in Ferrari ahead of the 2018 season.

After winter testing, the general consensus is that Ferrari may not only be trailing Mercedes, but also Red Bull in terms of pace.

But Vettel said testing can be deceptive.

Indeed, when the German did a record laptime late in the Barcelona testing season, Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wasn't sure what to think.

"We never drained the fuel or used the softest tyres, so it's only Saturday in Melbourne that we'll find out," he said.

Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas agrees, saying the reigning world champions "didn't feel the need" to push for every last thousandth in testing.

A week before the circus arrives in Melbourne, Vettel says he isn't worried.

"We're starting from a good base with our car," he said.

"Now we'll have to work on development to further explore and improve its potential."

While that might sound like an admission that Ferrari is trailing, Vettel said the simulations done by Mercedes and Red Bull cannot be trusted.

"I have a lot of confidence in our team. I know how skilled and committed the guys in Maranello are," he said.

"We did not experience any major issues with the car, and I had fun driving it while our competitors used one type of tyre for their race distance simulations.

"This is something you can't do in a grand prix. It has an impact on the strategies and ultimately on the result," Vettel added.

"I can't wait to be in Australia, because once we get on track there, we will all be driving and racing under the same conditions."

Vettel told Sport Bild: "We can build on last season and we believe we know what screws need to be turned to improve. But it's important that our car is immediately competitive."
RELATED NEWS ITEMS
08-07 Silverstone bump caused Vettel neck tweak
29-06 Vettel says crash criticism 'normal'
25-06 Vettel penalty too lenient - Lauda
21-06 Vettel not worried about thinner Pirelli tyres
14-05 Vettel concerned after Barcelona tyre struggle
30-04 Vettel upbeat despite losing title lead
28-04 Vettel plays down talk about mystery lever
 
NEXT RACE 26 March 2017
Grand Prix of Australia (5,303 m)
Melbourne, Albert Park Circuit
Last Winner: Nico Rosberg
TV schedule
Friday - practice 1
12:30 - 14:00

Friday - practice 2
16:30 - 18:00

Saturday - practice 3
14:00 - 15:00

Saturday - qualification
17:00 - 18:00

Sunday - race
16:00

Friday - practice 1

Friday - practice 2

Saturday - practice 3

Saturday - qualification

Sunday - race

STANDINGS 2016
Driver championship
1.Hamilton331
2.Vettel264
3.Bottas207
Constructors championship
1.Mercedes538
2.Ferrari460
3.Red Bull319
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
www.ReserveDeler24.CO.NO
 
RECENT PHOTO'S
Hamilton, Vettel, Verstappen, Singapore Sunday 2018 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Singapore Sunday 2018 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Singapore Sunday 2018 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Singapore Sunday 2018 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Singapore Sunday 2018 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Singapore Sunday 2018 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Singapore Sunday 2018 Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Singapore Sunday 2018
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Singapore Sunday 2018 Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Singapore Sunday 2018 Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Singapore Sunday 2018 Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Singapore Sunday 2018 Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Singapore Sunday 2018 Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Singapore Sunday 2018 Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Singapore Sunday 2018 Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Singapore Sunday 2018
Copyright ©2018 Onestopstrategy.com   |   Poki - Racing spelletjes About us    |    Contact    |    Advertising    |    Vacancies    |    Privacy Statement