Vettel idea: from the red to the green hell
Sebastian Vettel starts the Eifel GP from eleventh place – seven places behind his team-mate Charles Leclerc.
Vettel was half a second slower than Leclerc
So why is Leclerc still driving so much faster? Apparently he is racing with less downforce than Vettel, so he has more top speed. An observation that McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl confirms. “The Ferrari performance surprised me this morning. But we’ve had it before, that Ferrari puts down good laps, especially with Leclerc, but drives little downforce and therefore struggles with the tires in the race. ”Like in Mugello, when Leclerc was quickly passed through to the rear.
In any case, Vettel looked disappointed, but also emphasized: “The biggest challenge tomorrow will be tire management.” In eleventh place, the Hessian is the first to be able to freely choose his tires at the start. “Maybe that’s an advantage,” he hopes. RTL expert Christian Danner doesn’t believe that, however. “You won’t get the medium tires warm at the start. Given the low temperatures, it will hardly be worth driving off with. “