Belgium

Last Race: 24th Aug Belgium

Belgium GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Daniel Ricciardo
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

Vettel: There was not a lot left

Sunday 22nd June 2014

Share:

Vettel: There was not a lot left

Vettel: There was not a lot left

Sebastian Vettel is hoping Sunday's Austrian GP will be better than his qualifying showing after finishing down in 12th place.

The reigning World Champion was lacking in pace throughout the proceeding practice sessions and it was more of the same in Saturday's qualifying.

Clocking a 1:09.801 in Q2, he finished with the 13th fastest time but will start Sunday's race at the Red Bull Ring 12th on the grid due to Sergio Perez's penalty.

And although the 26-year-old admits it won't be an easy grand prix, he is hoping to put his extra set of tyres to good use and work his way through the field.

"For the race, we hope it'll be closer again and we can make a step forward in terms of looking after the tyres and getting the right strategy," he said. "It will be a difficult race but nevertheless we are always optimistic.

"On my side, basically I did the same lap twice so it's not as if there was a lot left.

"From where we are now, we get an extra set of tyres tomorrow, so maybe that can help us move up. I think generally in terms of pace it will be tricky but I think there's the chance to pass a couple of cars."

Despite his woes in Austria, the four-time Champion is confident his Red Bull team are heading in the right direction.

"I think we're on the right track but it's taking time. We're working very hard so it doesn't take a lot more time.

"We're experimenting a lot, especially with brakes, to get the right feel at corner entry. But on the other hand, it's the same for both of us."

It's Go, Go, Go In Belgium

Editor's Picks

Team-Mate Wars: Belgian GP

Team-Mate Wars: Belgian GP

Lewis, Daniel and Jenson extended their considerable leads in TMW, but for once Fernando let one slip...

Winners and Losers: Spa

Winners and Losers: Spa

Daniel Ricciardo made it two on the trot thanks to Nico Rosberg's one-man campaign at wrecking Mercedes' challenge...

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stuff the critics, Andrew Davies thinks this has been an outstanding year of F1 and delivers his 10 magnificent moments...

What Will Alonso Do Next?

What Will Alonso Do Next?

Fernando Alonso is well known for his love of magic, but he needs to pull a rabbit out of a hat very quickly...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...