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.
“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.
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