Sebastian Vettel: “Driving this car is always a pleasure”

Sebastian Vettel ran 64 laps on Wednesday but would have liked to have done more - Credit: Scuderia Ferrari

After concentrating on Pirelli tyre testing on Tuesday, Sebastian Vettel was back in his SF70H on Wednesday, this time to work on the development of his car.

The Scuderia Ferrari driver did not have the easiest of days, losing time in the pits with a hydraulic leak during the morning session, while a data-logging issue affected him in the afternoon, but Vettel still managed to complete 64 laps of the Bahrain International Circuit.

Vettel insists times mean very little in testing due to teams running different programmes despite finishing second fastest behind Valtteri Bottas. However, the German did admit he would have liked to have done more laps on Wednesday, especially as the Finn managed 143 laps for the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team, more than double than the Ferrari driver.

“It would be nice to have done even more,” said Vettel. “But today we had a few little problems in the morning, which is normal for testing and then, in the afternoon, we lost some time when there was an electrical black-out in our garage.

“In any case, driving this car is always a pleasure. The times don’t mean much, given we don’t know what programmes the others are running.”