Vettel confident despite low-key day

By on Friday, June 17, 2016
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel says he is confident Ferrari can make gains following a low-key pair of practice sessions ahead of the European Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit.

Vettel was only eighth quickest during the second practice session, with his best time almost two seconds shy of the overall fastest lap set by Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton.

Vettel's Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen also had a quiet day, setting only the 13th best time before pulling off of the circuit during the closing stages.

"In the end I don't think we had a bad day," he said.

"Obviously, it is not great that Kimi could not finish the session, but after all we did many laps. I got to know the track. It is quite interesting, and that was the main objective today.

"The car felt good, what is missing is some speed, but I am sure we can improve."

Vettel heaped praise on the Baku City Circuit, describing the 20-turn track as "challenging."

"The track is very difficult, you have quite a long straight leading into hard brakings," he said.

"It seems a nice track, quite challenging, especially the high speed sections. For us everything felt ok.

"We are too far away and this is our problem, we are not quick enough. I am sure we will find something for tomorrow."

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