Vettel: Ferrari’s 2020 car is a “step forward” in some respects | RaceFans Round-up
In the round-up: Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari’s 2020 car is an improvement in some respects, despite their poor performance.
What they say
Vettel was asked whether the team’s step backward with its power unit has exposed other weaknesses with its car design:
I think it’s a difficult one to answer. But obviously, the car year this is based on last year’s car. We tried to make a step forward, the biggest step possible. Obviously we find ourselves in a difficult position because we’re struggling with power this year and we’re struggling with the car and with overall this year.
As I said, it is obviously based on last year and it is a step forward from last year. We would all like the step to be bigger. But it is what we were able to do and we’ve obviously got the best of the situation as it is now.
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Guenther Steiner: "Going forward this is not sustainable in my opinion. We can do it this year as we have the energy harvested from having the three months off, or at least not doing a lot, because we were under the FIA shutdown. On a normal calendar you couldn’t do this, it would just wear people out."
"I think I am in a very tough position. I was talking to some people and I don’t think anyone arrived to F2 like I did. I came from Euroformula, but had spent more than a year away from full time racing on the track. Learning a new car, new tyres, and new tracks, has not been ideal."