Ferrari, Frederic Vasseur chews bitterly

©Getty Images

The words of Frederic Vasseur

Ferrari team principal Frederic Vasseur spoke after qualifying in Bahrain: “With the best time in Q1 and Q2, you expect pole, but we couldn’t put it all together. È the first step of the weekend, we will see our pace in the race. We said at the beginning of the weekend that it was very difficult to interpret the tests, but è it was a matter of tenths. Today we were all on the limit and that è a true picture. I don’t know what happened to Sainz in Q3, but today the preparation lap mattered a lot, with temperatures lower than a week ago“.

“Whether it is possible to win? È difficult to have a picture. I think Max has an advantage in pace, but behind we are all there` as pace and degradation. As always, the start will be very important, but I have good feelings about it. We will not only have to fight with Red Bull, but with everyone else. Last year they were at total ease and could manage, but if we all put them under pressure we make life less easy for them“.

“Russell said there is a fight for second place? I don’t have a crystal ball, I have to think about us,” he concluded.

Let’s also have a good race in terms of reliability and concentration, then we will draw conclusions. First of all we have made progress in terms of performance, then we have to be more consistent and have less degradation, and so far è it has gone quite well. Plus; we have to be much more opportunistic so that we get a good haul of points“.

You may also like...