Sebastian Vettel has started the preseason on the front. The German rider was the fastest of the first day of tests at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya after stopping the clock in a time of 1:24.939, which has allowed him to gain in 470 milliseconds to its most immediate pursuer. The best time of the German pilot has come up with the tyre medium, but after 69 laps of the main task of the Scuderia Ferrari has been compare the data of the aerodynamics of the SF16-H. To do this the car has worn a large grid of sensors and has made several tests at a constant speed.
After finishing their first day of work in Montmeló, Sebastian Vettel wrote: “Today we had the first day of testing, which allowed us to pick up the first sensations of the car. The first impression is good, I think the new car represents a step forward“. The German pilot also stated: “I felt with enough confidence, but we know that there is still much work ahead. We must make sure that all the changes we have made within and outside of the car work”.
For this reason, Vettel diminish the importance of the results obtained today, in spite of shooting in front of the almighty Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton: “The lap times achieved today are not important at all, only what will be in the period of one month in the Grand Prix of Australia”. all in all, the four-times World Champion, ended up satisfied, despite their repeated steps in the boxes: “Was good to have some laps, although I would have liked to have a few more. It is natural that when the car is new and you want to check some of the components, the mechanics take a look. Unfortunately this takes time”.