Sebastian Vettel has spoken with confidence that he is capable of achieving world titles at Scuderia Ferrari, but insists that testing is far from a definite indicator of this season’s front runners.
Kimi Raikkonen finished testing top of the leaderboard at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with Vettel second overall. The pair finished ahead of third place Valtteri Bottas in Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team’s W08.
Despite this dominance, Vettel is wary that there could still be more to come from the other teams.
“It’s impossible to predict anything,” he told Sports Bild. “Even the tests in Barcelona only give a basic idea where you stand.
“It is only in the first race that you will know how well you and the others have worked over the winter.
“And we will only get real clarity after three or four races.”
And though he may be cautious in where Ferrari sits amongst the pack, he was confident that a title is still in question.
“Yes!” he replied when asked if a title was a possibility. “If not, I wouldn’t go to the start grid.
“All I can say is that the spirit in the team is good, everyone is working for everyone else’s benefit.”