Soon, Ferrari will unleash its true potential: Vettel

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Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari lead driver, believes that the team has progressed with their understanding to SF90.

The German driver revealed that the team has been successful in acquiring the data required to “unleash” their beast on track.

The SF90’s performance in pre-season placed Ferrari on higher ranks. Its track delivery has given confidence to Ferrari and had escalated fan hopes that Ferrari will be leading this year’s season.

But unfortunately, Ferrari ran into troubles with the start of the season. However, Mercedes drivers were able to turn the tables around with all three victories. Mercedes aced out first two positions in first three grand prix’s.

Charles Leclerc, Vettel’s contender on the home-ground, managed to dominate and lead the race in Bahrain Gran Prix. But an engine issue hit him which had costed him his maiden victory at F1.

The preparations of Ferrari had hinted out that the SF90 might add the crown to its list for Chinese Grand Prix.

Unfortunately, Ferrari were unable to challenge Mercedes. Both drivers, Vettel and Leclerc, were unable to perform and made no threat to Mercedes victory.

Mercedes is believed to have achieved over-all better balance in their car, which Ferrari is struggling with so far. Mercedes has so far efficiently managed the down-force in their favour.

However, Vettel asserted that its team might be able to manage in the coming few weeks as Sceduria has decided its direction of improvements.

“We have a very strong car, there’s nothing wrong with it, but I think we’re not able to yet put it in the window, especially for myself, here and there,” said Vettel.

“I’m not entirely happy yet compared to where we started off.

“Obviously the three tracks we’ve been to now are quite different. The conditions we had are different.

“But I think we start to see a sort of pattern and, especially throughout a grand prix distance, understand what we need, what I need, to really unlock this car.

“These couple of weeks and the next weeks will be very important for us to understand where we need to go in the next months.”

Both drivers have different driving styles and want different configurations.

“Seb and I, from Barcelona, we have two very different driving styles,” said the Monegasque.

“So we require some changes on the car and some slightly different balance. I won’t go too much in detail with this but we don’t require exactly the same car obviously.”

 

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