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Wrong to think Ferrari can now win everywhere - Vettel

  • Published on 26 Sep 2019 16:10
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  • By: Dieter Rencken & Fergal Walsh

Sebastian Vettel says it would be wrong to assume that Ferrari can win at every type of circuit following its victory at the Singapore Grand Prix.

While Ferrari was tipped to be strong at the two high speed circuits of Spa and Monza, it was not favourites heading into the tight and twisting Marina Bay Circuit in Singapore.

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However, the team took pole position on Saturday and claimed its first one-two finish since 2017 at a track that was set to favour Mercedes and Red Bull

Despite the three victories at contrasting circuits, Vettel denies that Ferrari is now in a position where it should be expected to win at all of the remaining tracks. 

"It's been a very good streak for us, it was a very good result in Singapore because it was at a track where lately we haven't been so good, if you pick Hungary," Vettel said.

"So that certainly was a surprise, a positive surprise for us. But I think it also helps us to understand our car even further with the stuff that we brought to the car and understanding the direction of what it needs to do more, to explore certain directions more.

"So there are a lot of positives other than the result going forward. Overall, it is definitely heading in the right direction but it would be wrong to think 'We've won on two different types of tracks, we can win everywhere'.

"I think it's still Mercedes that have been in a position to win every race this year so they are the ones to beat, they are the benchmark. That's where we want to be, and ideally ahead of that. 

"So there's still a lot of work in front of us but I think it also shows things are going in the right way and it doesn't take much to click."

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  • Let's hope they can!!

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    • Sep 26 2019 - 18:40
  • This whole narrative that *suddenly* Ferrari have a car that can win races is annoying. Ferrari could have easily won at least three other races this season. But they didn't due to poor strategy, reliability, and poor tyre management. Ferrari have had a good car all season. The difference is that now they have had THE best car.

    Seb had good and bad races. Singapore was not a highlight. It was just a solid race. Seb didn't go away, he's just been performing at a lower level.

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    • Sep 27 2019 - 04:14
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