Sebastian Vettel Says Ferrari No Longer Fears Any Circuit

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Sebastian Vettel is feeling pretty good about his team, even after finishing second to Lewis Hamilton at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Many believed that Mercedes held the edge on high-speed circuits and that Ferrari held down the low-speed tracks.

Now, Vettel says Ferrari no longer needs to fear high-speed circuits like Sepang and Suzuka.

“I think the positive thing is that we had very good race pace,” Vettel said (h/t ESPN).

“It was very difficult to follow in the middle sector but we stayed close and then we benefit in the first and last sector. Overall the car was very good.

“We didn’t change too much compared to Silverstone which shows, on the one hand that Silverstone was just a bad weekend but we also improved the car, especially on race pace we are very strong.

I mean we were, on average, a second off, or nearly a second off in Silverstone, so it’s a big step. I’m very, very happy. I think we are on the right track and I don’t think we have a circuit we should fear, going from now.”

“I believe we have the best car in terms of overall package.

There’s still something missing but the guys in Maranello are very motivated. I think we have done the biggest improvement and a big step forward.

Now we turn the page on and move on to Monza: let’s see what happens there.”