Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel admitted that the Italian side’s updated Formula 1 car package is no “game changer”, but says that the Maranello team is still lacking information on how good it is. Scuderia Ferrari has started the introduction of an aero revamp of its SF1000 to address flaws it discovered with its design in pre-season testing.
The first batch of changes, including a new front wing and floor, were trialled in Austria last week, but the team lost out on meaningful running with it thanks to poor weather and then the first lap collision between Vettel and Charles Leclerc in the race.
While there is some optimism that there has been an improvement, Seabstian Vettel said ahead of the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix that hopes of a major step forward have not materialised.
“We know that the parts have worked,” he said. “We would have liked them to be obviously a game changer: it doesn’t look at this stage, like that. But then again we have to confirm them in real race conditions. So I think it will be interesting and we are excited about seeing where the car will be tomorrow and then especially in the race.” – the German driver explained.
While Ferrari struggled to match rivals on the straights at the Red Bull Ring, the team is not expecting the tighter Hungaroring to be much better for its car.