Sebastian Vettel is yet to win a race this season. With 3 Grands Prix done and 1 podium gained, it doesn’t look that interesting a season for the German driver- does it? Well, it may not really make for an erroneous notion to suggest all’s not well with Sebastian Vettel’s current form, as seen at Australia, Bahrain and, Formula 1’s 1000th GP, held recently at Shanghai.
After all, by this time, Sebastian Vettel had already won 2 races in 3 and headed the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix with a lot more confidence and clarity of purpose, if one might say.
To that end, it does appear that the four-time world champion has got a lot to prove, especially given that compared to Mercedes’ 130 points on the Constructor Standings, Sebastian Vettel‘s Ferrari are struggling with 73.
Yet, there’s something that may encourage the former multiple world champion, one who’s currently attempting for the fifth time to contain arch-rival Lewis Hamilton.
So, the question is- what is that?
Sebastian Vettel recently shared that the upcoming few weeks are of paramount importance to Ferrari. This is for the simple reason that the imminent races shall point to the direction in which Ferrari are to develop their car (basis the Italian team’s result).
While so far, one has seen Charles Leclerc adapt solidly to the SF 90– the 2019 Ferrari challenger- one may not say the same for Sebastian Vettel, currently fourth on the driver’s standings.
But, if reports hold any weight then there’s some optimism that Sebastian Vettel has sensed from Ferrari’s SF90 and what can be expected from the car ahead.
The driver who drove home 15 strong points for the Scuderia stable at the Chinese Grand Prix was quoted as saying the following:
“We have a very strong car, there’s nothing wrong with it, but I think we’re not able to yet put it in the window, especially for myself, here and there,” said Vettel.
“I’m not entirely happy yet compared to where we started off.
“Obviously the three tracks we’ve been to now are quite different. The conditions we had are different.
“But I think we start to see a sort of pattern and, especially throughout a grand prix distance, understand what we need, what I need, to really unlock this car.
“These couple of weeks and the next weeks will be very important for us to understand where we need to go in the next months.”