Sebastian Vettel: “Our car was good last week and it should be ok here”

Sebastian Vettel expects Ferrari to be competitive this weekend at Silverstone - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

After being disappointed to miss out on victory to Valtteri Bottas last weekend at the Red Bull Ring, Sebastian Vettel hopes to return to winning ways this weekend at Silverstone.

The Scuderia Ferrari driver remains happy however that regardless of circuit this season, the SF70-H has shown itself to be a competitive car, and he does not expect this to be any different this weekend for the British Grand Prix.

Vettel has only won once at Silverstone back in 2009 when racing for Red Bull Racing, and has a third and a ninth in his two races there for Ferrari, but is ready for this weekend’s challenge around a legendary circuit in a country that has a lot of passion for motor sport, with the German looking to extend his twenty-point advantage over Lewis Hamilton in the Drivers’ Championship.

“Usually there is a big passion for racing in this country, so it is great to be here, as it is one of the places where the history of motor racing was made,” said Vettel. “As for us, our car was good last week and it should be ok here, too.

“I didn’t win in Austria and I really wanted to, but that’s how it goes: sometimes we succeed and sometimes we don’t. The most important thing is to be up there, not just in terms of results, but in terms of pace.”