(© Ben Johnston 2015)
Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel took over the SF15-T from team mate Kimi Raikkonen on Saturday.
The German completed 105 laps on his way to ending the day in 5th place for the Maranello based outfit. Vettel’s fastest time of the day was a 1m 26.407s. Today’s programme for the team concentrated on reliability testing over long runs.
Speaking following the on track action Vettel stated:
‘This morning I was sleeping a bit and, coming out of the pits on cold tyres, I spun. The least I could do was help the guys clean all the gravel out of the car! Then, we worked mainly on reliability,doing a good number of laps. We are managing to run without too many problems, but it’s really hard to tell where we are compared to the others. We need to work day by day to try and understand our car. In general, both me and Kimi are pleased with the way it handles, but there’s still a lot to do. The conditions today were difficult for everyone, as the cold meant the track was pretty slippery. It was good to see our President in the garage and I’m pleased he is bringing his support”
Vettel will finish the test for Ferrari tomorrow before Kimi Raikkonen returns next week.
© Ben Johnston 2015