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Vettel believes there is more pace to come from Ferrari

  • Published on 01 Sep 2017 16:49
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Sebastian Vettel says that there is still more pace to extract from the Ferrari after the first day of running at Monza. Vettel ended both Friday practice sessions in third place, with the qualifying runs only putting him one and a half tenths away from the fastest time set by Valtteri Bottas.

The German admitted that he didn't have the smoothest of days, with his long run being interrupted by traffic and a virtual safety car. With Ferrari hoping to celebrate its 70th anniversary with success, Vettel thinks a little more is yet to come from the Scuderia tomorrow.

"I’m not entirely happy because we had a bit of a mixed run with a lot of traffic and the virtual safety car," Vettel said. "It wasn’t the ideal long run we were looking for but I guess it was the same for everyone. It was not completely the day we wanted in dry conditions because of the mixed afternoon but all in all we have enough data to go through and improve a couple of things for tomorrow then we can be better.

"There are a couple of things that we need to do better like with the car balance and the stability under braking which is important around here to get the confidence. With the low downforce here you need to have the confidence to just throw the car in and stop thinking about it. We are not where I think we can be yet but I think we should be a bit better tomorrow."

 

Fergal Walsh

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