Sport Sebastian Vettel on P7: Everything only through the new, controversial rear wing?

09:51  30 july  2022
09:51  30 july  2022 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Sebastian Vettel im Aston Martin AMR22 im Formel-1-Freitagstraining in Ungarn 2022 © Motorsport Images Sebastian Vettel in Aston Martin Amr22 in Formula 1 Friday training in Hungary 2022

Sebastian Vettel speaks of a "good day for us" after the Formula 1 Friday training at the Grand Prix of Hungary on the Hungaroring ( All units follow here in the Formula 1 live ticker! ). And in fact it went better for the four-time world champion than the latest racing weekends: Vettel certainly put his Aston Martin Amr22 into the top 10.

even more: With 1: 19.253 minutes on soft tires, Vettel was only 0.808 seconds behind Charles Leclerc's best time back, but lined up in the classification in front of the best-placed Mercedes and in front of Sergio Perez in the second Red Bull.

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completely satisfied but vettel is not. It was a problem -free day for Aston Martin and "We were able to develop a good feeling for the car," said Vettel. "But it doesn't fit the route so well in some places, so we still have work ahead of us."

Vettel's judgment on the new rear wing of Aston Martin

Among other things, Vettel and Aston Martin are concerned with the evaluation of the new rear wing with strikingly massive side panels . But Vettel does not want to know this new specification overrated: "But we don't make a tremendous leap."

The rear wing "corresponds to expectations," says Vettel, nothing else. The new part does not have much to do with its ride in the fastest ten. "We were probably only a little more aggressive than on other Fridays," said the German.

Vettel assisted mechanics in repairing his AMR22 after FP3 crash

  Vettel assisted mechanics in repairing his AMR22 after FP3 crash Sebastian Vettel helped his mechanics fix his AMR22 in time for qualy in HungaryThe German brought out the red flags in a wet FP3 session after losing the rear end through Turn 10 and putting his AMR22 backward into the barrier.

"Overall, however, it is good to see that the team is looking for things and solutions. But you would always wish for these solutions more," explains Vettel, who was also formula at the end of the season 2022 due to a lack of sporting perspective at Aston Martin. 1 career ended, as he announced in Hungary before the weekend.

New goals for Sebastian Vettel in the second half of the season

what he made at short notice? "Points," says Vettel freely. "We just missed them last week. The goal is to get points in every race." So far, he has succeeded in taking four out of ten racing participants in 2022 .

and he would prefer to start with this series at Hungaroring, after a "good start into the weekend", as he thinks. First of all, however, it was important to master Saturday, probably rainy weather in the

region. And Aston Martin has often looked bad. Vettel: "If it gets wet, we really have to see that we can get everything on the line, unlike the two recent opportunities with wet qualifying. So we still have to do homework and make preparations."

"It would of course be a shame if it got so wet that we couldn't drive. Then people in the stands would not have a great day. So keep your fingers crossed."

Vettel does not calculate with protest by the competition

Whether he secretly hoped that the competition would have a protest against the new Aston Martin rear wing, is Vettel asked? The ex-champion is very relaxed and completely denied. He didn't worry about that.

He is more concerned with further events in Hungaroring. "We know: Sunday will probably be dry. The main focus will be on that," says Vettel. "But we also prepare for the best possible for Saturday, knowing that rain comes."

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