Formula 1

Sebastian Vettel: “Our car today was good and felt amazing”

1 Mins read
Sebastian Vettel will start third at Silverstone - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Sebastian Vettel was happy with his third place on the grid for the British Grand Prix despite finding himself out-qualified by both his championship rival Lewis Hamilton and his Scuderia Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen on Saturday.

During the first segment of qualifying at Silverstone, Vettel complained about traffic, but despite this was comfortably able to advance, and he feels that the team have improved the SF70H significantly throughout the weekend.

Vettel will be aiming to move forward on Sunday as he defends a twenty-point advantage in the championship standings over Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team’s Hamilton, although he would do well to deny the Briton a fourth consecutive British Grand Prix triumph.

“We are quite happy with the result and our performance was good,” said Vettel. “I think it will be tough tomorrow considering that Mercedes has been very quick for the whole weekend.

“Our car today was good and felt amazing, so overall I am happy. The track was not really wet and it was good fun to drive, I just found a bunch of cars ahead of me in my last run, but otherwise I think we improved the car a lot over the weekend, also in qualifying trim, and that’s what really counts.”

12260 posts

About author
Thirty-something motorsport fanatic, covering Formula 1, Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula 3. Feel free to give him a follow on Twitter at @Paul11MSport.
Related posts
Formula 1

Verstappen snatches pole position from Hamilton at the United States Grand Prix

2 Mins read
Verstappen snatches pole position from Hamilton in the dying minutes of qualification at the 2021 United States GP
Formula 1

Pérez tops third free practice ahead of Sainz and Verstappen at the United States Grand Prix

2 Mins read
Pérez tops the third free practice as Verstappen and Hamilton have their fastest lap times deleted at the United States GP
Formula 1

Pierre Gasly: “I think this is the toughest FP2 we’ve had this season”

2 Mins read
Pierre Gasly feels AlphaTauri have a lot of work to do to be competitive this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas after a tough Friday for the Frenchman.