It’s the 2nd week of Formula Ones 2020 Season, with drivers regaining their pace after struggling throughout the 1st Grand Prix in Austria. Competitors like Sebastian Vettel have remarked their mindset on the upgrades released since last week. Ferrari’s SF1000 was the car to receive notable enhancements, which follows after their performance last week was horrendous. Both Charles Leclerc & Sebastian Vettel struggled to acquire pace around the Red Bull Ring. Their performances were worse than that of Racing Point, which is something that Mattia Binotto will want to change immediately.
Sebastian Vettel indicated that testing on July 11th made him more pleased with the SF1000. New parts were implemented into both Leclerc’s & Vettel’s vehicles, prompting the German-born driver to express that driveability has increased tenfold. He suspects that their pacing during the July 12th Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring can match Racing Point, possibly even Mercedes. Most motorsport analysts believe that Vettel is providing the Tifosi Gang to much hope, with an inevitable letdown coming on Sunday.
Upgrades implemented into the SF1000 included an updated Rear Diffuser & enhanced Front Wing. Charles Leclerc’s model received a stronger floorboard, allowing for increased downforce in the corners. It should be mentioned that these upgrades were initially meant to release on July 17th in Hungaroring. However, poor performances on July 5th prompted Mattia Binotto to request an “Early Release of Parts” from the FIA. Approval was provided in less than 24 hours, allowing engineers to work diligently to improve Ferrari’s pace.
Sentiments from Sebastian Vettel remarked that July 11th testing provided a considerably better day. He could immediately tell the differences, with the Four-Time Champion hardly unable to recognize his SF1000 in comparison to the week before. Vettel finished his remarks by clarifying if things continue to improve at this rate, they’ll possibly content for the Constructors Championship in 2020.
Qualifying Results for Vettel
Sebastian Vettel is a Four-Time Formula One Champion and possible of taking the updated SF1000 from 10th position on the grid to 1st. This would be a formidable accomplishment for the German-born driver and show Ferrari they were mistaken to terminate his contract in favour of Carlos Sainz.