Vettel: Still too early to judge the 2015 Ferrari

TEST PRE-CAMPIONATO F1/2015

Sebastian Vettel says it is still too early to judge just how good Ferrari’s 2015 Formula 1 car is after he ended the second day of testing at Jerez fastest.

Vettel, who also topped the timesheets on Sunday, set the pace on the second day of running in Jerez, recording the fastest lap of the test so far with a time of 1:20.984 at the wheel of the SF15-T.

“It’s too soon to give a verdict on the true level of this car, especially as we can’t make a comparison with the other teams, who can be running different programmes,” he said.

“However, I’d say we have a good basis to work from. We did a lot of running, even in the rain, when we tried the new intermediate tyres, which worked well, getting up to temperature despite the cold: that’s a definite step forward.”

Ferrari technical director James Allison agreed with Vettel’s assessment of the team’s early showing in testing.

“A bit like yesterday, in that even if we did a good number of laps, you can never claim to have done enough kilometres,” he said.

“However, I agree with Sebastian on the fact that, for the moment, we have a good basis.”

Kimi Raikkonen will step in for Vettel on Tuesday, as the Finn gets his first run in the SF15-T.

This article first appeared on Richland F1 – Image courtesy of Scuderia Ferrari

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