Tenth position on the starting grid. In front of his teammate, of course, but this cannot be enough to bring back a good mood a Sebastian Vettel, last in Q3 of the Styrian GP qualifying at the wheel of an SF1000 that seems to fail to work even in rainy conditions, where in theory the problems related to the power unit should count less. “I was expecting something more from these conditions – admitted the German driver to the Sky Sport F1 microphone once his qualifications ended – but we saw that in all three sessions there were difficulties “.
Vettel: “Rain in qualifying can mix the cards”
“I think our car didn’t have theright set-up for the rain – then highlighted the four-time world champion, raising the hope that maybe tomorrow, in dry track conditions, the driveability of his Ferrari will be better – and it was difficult to make the tires work, to bring them up to temperature. Visibility was also difficult, but when you don’t have speed everything becomes complicated “ Vettel laconically commented.
Red Bull between Vettel and Albon
Aware of being in the final chapter of his adventure in red and in a crucial moment of his sporting life, Vettel has however tried to instill trust in the team for the rest of the season: “The year is still long, we hope to give everything and improve race after race, at the moment we are not happy but we must try to get everything out of the car. Obviously we expected more. But the situation is now this – concluded – we hope that the machine will get better and better, update after update, trying to grow step by step. Certainly what has been done so far is not a good thing“.