Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

Vettel 'fairly even' with Ricciardo

Thursday 5th June 2014

Share:

Vettel 'fairly even' with Ricciardo

Vettel 'fairly even' with Ricciardo

Conceding 2014 has not been the "smoothest year" for him, Sebastian Vettel has revealed he has been studying team-mate Daniel Ricciardo's data.

This season Vettel has struggled for form while Ricciardo, in his first year with Red Bull Racing, has led the team's charge.

Out-qualifying Vettel on four of six Saturdays, Ricciardo has also dominated grand prix Sundays.

The Aussie has beaten Vettel in four of five races and has scored 54 points to the German's 45.

"All the time," Vettel told ESPNF1 when asked if he had been studying overlays.

"Obviously he's been fairly quick, so you can imagine there have been corners where he's fairly quick! But it's good to see that and good to have a reference of what the car can do.

"If I look at myself it hasn't been the smoothest year but that's how it goes sometimes."

Pressed as to whether there was a pattern, he replied: "Not really, no.

"You can't say in a certain type of corner he's gaining and losing in another, so not really.

"With Mark I think it's fair to say he was very, very good in high-speed corners, and showed me the limits sometimes, but it's fairly even - let's say - around the lap with Daniel."

Vettel's Maiden Ferrari Run

Editor's Picks

Looking Forward To 2015

Looking Forward To 2015

There's only 87 days to the next grand prix in Melbourne, and already PF1 is looking forward to the season ahead...

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren have finally announced they are retaining Jenson Button for 2015. Here are ten reasons why they made the right choice...

PF1 Prediction Results

PF1 Prediction Results

The results are in and Frank Hopkinson turns into an oracle with his scary prediction about safety in F1...

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Andrew Davies looks at the outstanding race performances this season, not always by drivers who made it onto the podium...

Ten Stupid Moments

Ten Stupid Moments

We've had our fair share of stupid moments in F1 this year and Andrew Davies has rounded up some of the best (or worst)...