Vettel not yet happy with balance of Ferrari

By on Friday, July 22, 2016
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel says he is not entirely happy with the balance of his Ferrari SF16-H as he bids to repeat his 2015 victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Vettel was third quickest during the second practice session at the Hungaroring, almost a second down on Nico Rosberg and three-tenths adrift of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo.

Vettel is hopeful he can make progress on Saturday though admits it is "no surprise" that Mercedes has a sizeable advantage.

"We need to better in sectors one, two and three – there is not one sector that stands out," he said.

"I am not entirely happy with the balance, so naturally if the balance comes more together I think we can improve overnight and improve in sectors one, two and three.

"It’s not a surprise that Mercedes is good."

Vettel also reckons Ferrari's rhythm was interrupted by the red flag period, caused by Lewis Hamilton's off at Turn 11.

"I think we lost a bit of time in the beginning with the red flag; it was not ideal," he said.

"We had to come in a couple of times and re-programme the car, so we had to come in and go out, but we were able to fix it so that’s good news.

"We lost a bit of the rhythm, but it was OK and the car felt fine and I think we can improve the set-up for tomorrow and find a better balance in the car."

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