Melbourne, Australia: Ferrari racer Sebastian Vettel believes his team is in the process of developing a great deal to create a highly competitive Ferrari car in Formula One (F1) 2018. It was deliberately done by the Maranello-based team in an attempt to overthrow the dominance of Mercedes.
The four-time F1 world champion successfully took advantage of the virtual safety car period in his bid to claim the title at the Grand Prix (GP) Australia on Sunday, March 25, 2018. At that time he managed to overtake the Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton and secured his position until the finish line.
Nevertheless, the pace showed by Hamilton and Mercedes during qualifying and the race still labeled the Brackley-based team as the fastest team in the 2018 F1 event.
“Safety car of course very helpful. But besides, I think we did all we could to do as a team. So, when something happens, we are ready to react. We did our job before the race by evaluating different scenarios and then on the race, we had speed too. Lewis is under pressure, he’s fast but not as much as he needs, “explained Vettel, adapting from Formula Spy.
The rider nicknamed The Baby Schumi also added that he is not yet fully confident with the SF71H racing car. The reason, the car has unused potential to compete with Mercedes.
“For me, I need to be a little more confident with the car, on which part we do not want it. There are a lot of works to do, but it’s great for reaching the podium with both cars, “he continued.
“Yesterday in the qualifying round the car became like a life. However, I rate that it is still a bit complicated, so we have some homework to do. I have to fix all the problems according to what I want. I know exactly what I want and we have to work on it. I believe the car has the potential we need, “he finished.
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