FERRARI: “We can come back” – Kimi and Seb ahead of the United States Grand Prix
Location: Austin, United States
Drivers: Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen
With the 2018 season now coming to the final few races, it seems like the Drivers Championship is in reach for Lewis Hamilton for his 5th world title – he could even win it at the US Grand Prix however, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen seem confident in Ferrari and their abilities this weekend.
The Scuderia Ferrari drivers have been up and down throughout the season – especially Sebastian Vettel but it seems like there’s a confidence boost within the team and you know what, it’s good to see!
Hopefully, this weekend will provide some excitement and close racing which is what we all want to see and before we settle for Qualifying later today, you can see what both Ferrari drivers have to say ahead of the US GP this weekend.
Kimi Raikkonen: “I like Austin, it’s a nice place. Through the years we’ve had mixed weather conditions here, last year it was good and on previous years it was pretty wet.”
“For sure that will play a big part over the weekend, and today it appears to be “winter style” again. Generally we have not been very strong in the rain, but lately it has been better for us; if you take Hungary for example we were quite happy.”
“Then, obviously it depends on many other factors – the tarmac, the conditions, and whether you can make the tyres work or not…..”
“Obviously we want to do well in the last races of this season and we are really interested in having good races. Lately, we have not performed as well as we wanted and this hasn’t been easy for us.”
“I’m sure we can come back and do some good things – the speed should be there so let’s try to put everything in the right place and qualify well!”
Sebastian Vettel: “We are looking forward to this weekend in Austin – I believe that the last race weekend in Suzuka helped us to understand some aspects; obviously, at the last couple of Grands Prix we didn’t have the right speed, so let’s see what the other races bring, in terms of performance.”
“Unfortunately, some races didn’t go smoothly for us this season and this allowed others that were able to benefit from that. From our side, this hasn’t been ideal, but now we mustn’t look at the past as this is something which we can’t change….”
“We need to focus and look forward on the next four races of the season – we will try to do our best and we will see what happens. We hear that it could be raining this weekend and well, sometimes this hasn’t helped us but obviously it’s all a part of the game.”
“We can’t blame the weather – plus, I’m not afraid of the rain as our car is quick whether it’s dry or not. Now, our main focus is on the winning – we have to be quick and then obviously everything depends on what the others can do too!”