Sebastian Vettel – “It’s always useful to drive a car”


Scuderia Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel believes it’s too early to say what’s going to happen with Pirelli’s prototype tyres.

The German took the wheel of the SF15-T, taking over the duties from team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, during Pirelli’s wet weather testing on Tuesday at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France.

Vettel completed a total of 134 laps in drying conditions more than the Red Bull Racing of Daniil Kvyat and the McLaren-Honda of Stoffel Vandoorne.

The session ended on Tuesday with the fastest time of 1m06.750s set by Vettel.

The Ferrari driver feels Pirelli provided every driver that participated very consistent conditions to test the prototype tyres in.

“It’s always useful to drive a car,” said the German at the Paul Ricard test.

“It was fun, even if, with a lot of different prototype tyres, you may get different results, without knowing which tyres we are testing, or if they are going to be used in the future or not.

“You can have a rough idea which tyres you test and how the tyres were last year, but it’s not clear what’s going to happen with the tyres after this, even if for sure there are some results, but it’s too early to say.

“It was dryer than yesterday, as they put less water on the track, but they provided us with very consistent conditions.”