Vettel hopes to reduce gap further

Date published: May 21 2015

Sebastian Vettel admits not much should be read into Thursday's times in Monaco, but he hopes Ferrari can be a bit closer to Mercedes.

Mercedes appeared to have opened a bigger gap on the rest of the field in Spain, but second-placed Ferrari have vowed to haul them back in at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton from Merc, though, topped the timesheets in both sessions, but Vettel is still hopeful that his team will be closer on the narrow Monte Carlo street circuit.

"We have to wait and see until Saturday to understand more and we’ll only find out on Sunday how close we are to Mercedes," he said. "I think we can’t take Monaco as a reference, it’s for the nature of the track that everybody is a bit closer, but for sure I hope to reduce the gap even more."

Much of the second practice session was lost due to rain, but the German is pleased with how the SF15-T performed. 
 
"When it rains it’s the same for everyone, you don’t tend to run. Today the car felt ok, we wanted to test a couple more things but time went out," he said.