Ferrari will start looking Sebastian Vettel experienced in the Belgian GP since they bid to get back the world champion on form to their residence Italian GP at Monza.
Vettel revealed no match for Charles Leclerc in Spa, qualifying 0.7so behind his on-song team-mate and then being beaten by both Mercedes drivers from the race because higher tyre wear forced him into a two-stop strategy.
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Four-time world champion Vettel’s success drought has extended beyond a calendar year while Leclerc has registered Ferrari triumph of 2019.
“We have to understand why my car was such high tyre degradation and we’ll do a complete analysis of this situation to understand why I didn’t feel comfortable,” explained Vettel on Sunday day.
“It was certainly not a wonderful weekend for me personally, but it turned out to be a terrific weekend for the team and that’s the principal thing.”
Leclerc edge over Vettel has come to be a trend, especially in qualifying – in which the 21-year-old has the four-time world winner for six consecutive events.
To get a motorist that normally is sort on his paychecks within the race space, Ferrari are keen to comprehend why Vettel’s SF90 was off the pace on Sunday.
“Surely Sebastian struggled from the race with tyre degradation,” said team manager Mattia Binotto.
“Seb is normally great at handling tyres over the very first laps [of a stint].
“So it’s something we will take care of to comprehend and analyse”
To be able to guard from an undercut by Mercedes at the first stint, Ferrari pitted Vettel. With the benefit of tyres, Vettel managed to run when the pitted against the lead and leapfrog through the race himself.
However, Vettel was told to allow his team-mate as Leclerc closed back up back.
“I couldn’t hold off him for a lengthy moment. I was fighting at the corner that enabled him to get close, and I could attempt to do was give Charles a pillow,” explained Vettel, who crucially subsequently held Hamilton up for many laps.
“At the end it was only enough so I did the job.”
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