"is That Seb has such problems, really sad," says Jenson Button. And he's not exaggerating: Sebastian Vettel had the great Britain Grand Prix 2020 in Silverstone, a very weak weekend with a tenth place in Qualifying and tenth place in the race and his Ferrari team-mate, took third place in the second Ferrari-podium result in this year.
What is so wrong with Vettel that he came only in the proximity of Leclerc? He himself has no answer to this question: "I don't know it. We need to look at that first, very carefully," says Vettel.
the Ferrari's SF1000 had been driving the entire race weekend, "very difficult" to - if the car drove at all. Both in Friday's training and Saturday, technical problems which Vettel took a lot of track time. He complained on Friday to find due to these interruptions, "no rhythm".Vettel: the weekend ran bad from the start
only tenth in Q3, more than nine-tenths behind Leclerc, a whopping 2,036 seconds behind Pole man Lewis Hamilton.
In the race itself, it ran no better, Vettel drove a long time on place ten, and was then overtaken several times - first from Esteban Ocon in the Renault, then Pierre Gasly in the AlphaTauri and, finally, from Alexander Albon in the Red Bull.
finally, Vettel benefited from the tyre damage in the case of Carlos Sainz and Valtteri Bottas, otherwise he would not be running on Position ten, but completely empty out. And Leclerc was third.the competition is puzzled: Where is Vettel's Speed?
Red-Bull-sport boss Helmut Marko says in 'auto Bild': "It is a mystery to us, where Leclerc has the speed-fetched. However, this seems to be only with him have been the case, not with Vettel."
Vettel himself has no explanation for the different performance of the Ferrari cars: "On paper, both cars look pretty similar. It is not so on the Set-up."
he had not accepted in the race, but simply, explained Vettel more. "I've tried everything I can, but at the weekend the car and I just found."
"I've tried to change the driving style of almost all two, three rounds. Every Time I tried, a little more Speed in the curve to take, or to brake a bit later, then I had trouble keeping the car on the track."
Alone on the behind with my Training and he does not want to reduce this shortcoming also. "I'm already in for long enough," said Vettel. "If a few rounds are missing, it's probably not ideal, but still, I should have enough rounds on the hump, that I'll be back in a rhythm." It is just this rhythm do not want to set.Sobering, Grand Prix distance for Vettel
"In the race I had many laps of difficulties, from the beginning to the end. That doesn't mean anything goes together well," says Vettel.
It was, for him, "not very stressful" to have been. "I just had no Chance. The people around me were faster and I was overtaken. I could, however, attack never. It was difficult enough to keep the car on the track. The car has not allowed me to do what I wanted to do."
Positive to this fact is only to ride this weekend, the same course and thus get the opportunity to make a direct error analysis. Prior to that, he'll try to clear my head says Vettel. "I probably go Hiking or something." And then directly back to Silverstone.
This article by Stefan Ehlen, Co-author: Jonathan Noble
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