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Sport Sebastian Vettel: "It can't get much worse"

19:25  01 august  2020
19:25  01 august  2020 Source:   motorsport-total.com

Sebastian Vettel: "It can't get much worse"

 Sebastian Vettel: © Motorsport Images Sebastian Vettel has to be content with tenth starting position "It can't get much worse", says Sebastian Vettel after qualifying in Silverstone ( Formula 1 2020 live in ticker ). Ferrari was able to get into the top 10 with both vehicles, but there was only enough for Vettel for the last place and thus tenth place. "It was definitely not a good qualifying session for us," he has to admit. "We didn't have the speed." "I have had a hard time finding the rhythm all weekend - s

Sebastian Vettel muss sich mit dem zehnten Startplatz begnügen © Motorsport Images Sebastian Vettel has to be content with tenth starting position

"It can't get much worse", says Sebastian Vettel after qualifying in Silverstone ( Formula 1 2020 live in ticker ). Ferrari was able to get into the top 10 with both vehicles, but there was only enough for Vettel for the last place and thus tenth place. "It was definitely not a good qualifying session for us," he has to admit. "We lacked speed."

"I have had a hard time finding the rhythm all weekend - so far I have not found it yet," added the German. Vettel had to deal with technical problems on Friday and was therefore unable to prepare properly. But he also had problems in qualifying.

Sebastian Vettel: "Don't see me as a TV expert"

 Sebastian Vettel: © Motorsport Images Sebastian Vettel you won't see on the microphone after your career Whether Christian Danner, Nico Rosberg or Ralf Schumacher: It is not only in Germany that there are some formulas -1 pilots after the active career in front of the camera or behind the microphones. Martin Brundle, Karun Chandhok or Paul di Resta belong internationally to the established circle of TV experts. Sebastian Vettel , however, can hardly imagine that after his time in Formula One.

His fastest time in Q3 was canceled because he had left the track. So only his first attempt counted, which was slower than all other pilots in the last section. And the second attempt in Q2 was also not to Vettel's satisfaction.

On medium tires, the Ferrari driver was slower than on the softs before. This means that Vettel has to start the race tomorrow with the soft tires. This is not the preferred tire: "Tomorrow we are on the wrong tire at the end of the line, at the end of the top 10, so it will not be a treat", said Vettel.

"I think the track got worse in Q2. We tried it the other way round, first soft, then medium - that wasn't ideal," he says. "We just lacked speed. We had enough problems in the past two days to find pace and feel comfortable in the car."

Sebastian Vettel explains why he missed the top 10

 Sebastian Vettel explains why he missed the top 10 © Motorsport Images Sebastian Vettel and the Ferrari SF1000 are not a good team at the moment "That was all I had. Everything that was in this car. I tried it . Thank you." This is how Sebastian Vettel said on the exit lap in qualifying by radio. And there were a lot of emotions when the Ferrari driver uttered these words. They speak volumes: Vettel did not get past position twelve. Backlog: 1.293 seconds.

With the result, Vettel was clearly beaten again by teammate Charles Leclerc. The Monegasse finished fourth and is clearly ahead of the four-time world champion. However, he wipes away questions about unequal treatment: "Yesterday was certainly not a good day, there were a few things that weren't right. But I don't want to blame anyone for bad intentions."

And even though there is probably not much left to win in his last Ferrari year, Vettel wants to continue giving everything: "It was a tough start, but we have no other choice. I hang in there. The boys push so hard they can, "he says. "We have to get through this, then we'll get out on the other side."

And contrary to the signs, he has some plans for Sunday: "I'm relatively confident that tomorrow will be better. How much I don't know, I can't promise anything," he says. "But it can't get much worse."

Ferrari establishes new department for performance development .
© Andreas Arnold / dpa Ferrari will establish a new department for performance development. Sebastian Vettel's Formula 1 racing team Ferrari responds to the disappointing start to the season with structural changes. As announced by Scuderia, a new department for performance development will be set up, headed by Enrico Cardile. The factory team from Italy hopes that the restructuring of the technical units will enable them to work more effectively and in a more targeted manner in the future.

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