The anniversary weekend is in full swing, but in qualifying for Ferraris 1000. Grand Prix in formula 1 there were two disturbing peace: on the one hand the Mercedes silver arrows, also in Mugello a power, again led by world champion Lewis Hamilton and on the other hand Sebastian Vettel and his performance. The Heppenheimer, who sits in the Aston Martin next year, did not get beyond starting point 14.
I just can’t handle the car so well, make it hard,”said Vettel at”Sky”:”We’re trying to make further steps forward, tomorrow is another day. But I don’t expect any big surprises.”
Ferrari had expected a slight recovery after the last bitter days in Spa and Monza, but only Vettel’s teammate Charles Leclerc was able to achieve this. The Monegasse won with rank five and is a clear candidate for the race on Sunday (15:10 o’clock/RTL) for the scoring races – much more is hoped not at all at Ferrari.
Never before has formula 1 been a guest in Mugello, This race was made possible only by the Corona curves in the calendar –most of the pilots were largely unknown the course in Tuscany, and at first Valtteri Bottas apparently found better access in the Mercedes duel than Hamilton: The Finnish was ahead in every single training session.
When it came to it, Hamilton then delivered. The sovereign World Champion beat Bottas with a thin lead. As usual this year, Red Bull pilot Max Verstappen landed on the third starting point.
For Vettel, it will not only be difficult because of his car problems. The speed of the curve makes the riders great fun, but overtaking in the hills near Florence is not so easy.” The qualifying must fit,”Vettel had already said on Friday.
And it did not fit. Already in the first passage he threatened to fail, the jump under the best 15 seemed too high a barrier – just as he slipped through, with only 53 thousand seconds advance on rank 16. “Am I further or not,” Vettel sparked to the box. Command status confirmed Vettel took note of it quite unharmed. In Q2 nothing was possible then, the top ten were unavailable for Vettel.
The great pressure is taken away from him anyway, that is noticeable. Since Thursday it is clear that he will be driving for Aston Martin next year, the anticipation is great. The team is still called Racing Point this season and is also present in Mugello: Lance Stroll (Canada) and Sergio Perez (Mexico), who will replace Vettel 2021, took the ranks six and seven.
On Sunday, however, there will be a premiere for this year. For the first time in a race, paying fans are present: the organizers in Mugello have received the approval for 3000 spectators per day.