Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel is confident the Maranello team can score a positive result at the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix against arch-rival Mercedes with the four-time Formula One world champion expecting a different scenario to unfold compared to the events which took place at the Silverstone track.
Sebastian Vettel still leads the Formula 1 world championship standings at the end of the 2017 British Grand Prix, although just by one point, but Mercedes now seems to have regained the upper hand against the red squad. Italian media has even gone as far as to suggest that a crisis is brewing at Maranello after the Scuderia’s defeat in the British Grand Prix, but Sebastian denies any troubles: “I don’t think so.” – Sebastian Vettel said, as reported by Italian daily general-interest newspaper La Repubblica on Monday – “I do think Mercedes has recovered a lot of ground, but we are still fast, especially on Sundays. On Saturday we suffer too much, because when starting the races from behind it is not always possible to recover.” – Scuderia Ferrari’s German driver added.
Sebastian Vettel admits the fact that he was expecting a better performance from Ferrari at the 2017 British Grand Prix last week, but he did nevertheless take away some positive aspects from the race which was held at Sliverstone: “In the corners, the car behaves very well and is balanced. At Copse we were 10kph ahead of them (Mercedes). Maybe they are a little more efficient in aerodynamics, which this year counts for much, but in general we are there.” – the German driver continued, as reported by the Italian media.
Formula One now moves to Hungary for the eleventh round of the championship, which is also the last race before the August summer break, but Sebastian Vettel is not sure it will be a “decisive” weekend: “I don’t know about decisive, but I do think it will be very different to Silverstone.” – the four-time Formula One world champion concluded ahead of the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix.