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Raikkonen Feedback Vital for Ferrari despite Differing Impressions – Vettel

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Kimi Raikkonen is getting different impressions of the SF70H compared to Sebastian Vettel, according to the German - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Sebastian Vettel feels it is important for both himself and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen to give feedback, even though the two Scuderia Ferrari drivers are seemingly getting different impressions about the SF70H this season.

Vettel has had the better of the results this season, with three race victories and four runners-up spots, while Raikkonen has only finished on the podium three times with a best result of second, and seventy-nine points separate the team-mates at the halfway point of the season.

The German believes that with the Finn offering the team different feedback, it can only benefit the Maranello-based outfit, as it would allow them the opportunity to develop the car in more ways.

“We are both racing for ourselves, to score points or win races,” said Vettel on “For the team in general, it’s great to have two cars running.

“Obviously he’s having a different impression after some runs about the car, about the track, about what the car needs etc. and pushing development in a little bit different direction but sometimes it needs that.

“I think it’s better if you have two sources and you can’t agree on everything. I think we agree on most of it, not on everything, but it’s also good as you question where you are, where you need to go, what’s right, what’s wrong.”

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