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Vettel: “I could only go for a ride, but the car is fast”

German Sebastian Vettel (Ferarri), four-time Formula One world champion (2010-13, with Red Bull), who was third on Friday in the free trials for the United States Grand Prix, the sixteenth in the World Championship, Circuit of the Americas of Austin (Texas), declared that “only” could “take a turn, but” that “the car is fast”.

“It was a messy afternoon, it was not easy, I could only do one lap, but the car is fast, so I do not have to worry about it.” In the end, I felt something was not right in the car, and we had to check it out. we have to continue to investigate, “said Vettel, second in the World Championship, to 59 points of the 306 with which he leads the Englishman Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), which this Friday was the fastest.

“The main thing is that (his Finnish teammate) Kimi (Raikkonen) tested the race pace, so I think we have enough information,” said the German, told Motorsport.com.

“I did not give too many laps, so I have to find the pace on Saturday, but the car is good, so I’m not very worried. We just have to make sure everything is in order,” said Vettel, born 30 years ago in Heppenheim.

“On Fridays you want to shoot as much as possible and this time it was not like that, but I’m sure tomorrow we will have fewer problems,” Vettel said.

“When we are on the track, I think we are equalized with the Mercedes, but today we spend more time in the pits, and that’s not the right thing to do, but it’s like that, I told the guys that we have a good car. that I noticed that the car was good and that the lap was improved. I think we can improve it, “said the German.

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