Scuderia Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel is not worried about the setup on his SF70H car ahead of this weekend’s Chinese GP despite the fact that he could only manage two laps on Friday during the two practice sessions, due to the difficult weather conditions at the Shanghai International Circuit. Thick fog meant that teams and drivers were given a narrow window to get out on-track in FP1, while the second practice session had to be cancelled as the medical helicopter could not land at the nearest hospital, if needed.
As a result, Sebastian Vettel ended the day without being able to set a lap time, which could become a problem in identifying the right setup ahead of the second race of the Formula One season: “We hope we have the right one straight away otherwise it will be difficult. Obviously we lost the overnight changes, the possibility to adapt, but it’s the same for everybody else so we’ll see but we’re confident we should have the right set up and go from there.” – the German driver said, as reported by Tuttosport.
Sebastian Vettel arrived in China after the win in Australia, at the Albert Park circuit, and immediately felt a wave of support from local fans, leaving the German disappointed by the lack of on-track action for the public in the grandstands on Friday: “Yeah I had generally a good week, a lot of fans sent a lot of messages saying that they were very excited about Australia, and Chinese fans supporting our team. So pretty comfortable for this grand prix, I hope still despite the weather, so let’s see what we can do tomorrow. I think the forecast for tomorrow is quite good so we get a lot more running.” – the Scuderia Ferrari driver concluded, ahead of the 2017 Chinese GP.