Ferrari halted by garage shutdown, car troubles


Ferrari’s troubles on the final day of testing proved to be two-fold as Sebastian Vettel’s SF70H suffered a hydraulic leak while their pit garage in Bahrain lost power.

Out on track for the second and final day of the post-Bahrain in-season test, Vettel managed just 64 laps on Wednesday.

Although the pace was there, Vettel was second fastest as he finished three-tenths behind Valtteri Bottas, the mileage was not.

The good news, though, is that it wasn’t all down to problems with the car.

“It would be nice to have done even more laps,” said the championship leader.

“But today we had a few little problems in the morning, which is normal for testing.

“Then, in the afternoon, we lost some time when there was an electrical black-out in our garage.”

“In any case, driving this car is always a pleasure, while the lap times don’t mean much, given that we don’t know what programmes the other teams are running.”