Vettel denies Ferrari sandbagging in Spain

May 12 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel has denied that Ferrari is “hiding the game” in Barcelona.

Ferrari has seemed the fastest car overall in 2018, but in practice for the Spanish grand prix Mercedes and Red Bull were apparently ahead.

“I think everything is close, but I don’t know what Ferrari’s pace is,” said world champion Lewis Hamilton. “They’re probably hiding the game or something.”

When asked about the Mercedes driver’s allegation, Vettel insisted: “No.

“You always want to know where you are by going as fast as you can.

“The truth is that the car isn’t there yet. We can be better. But what we brought here seems to have worked,” the German added.

Related News

  • 31/10/2018 Any top driver would win with Hamilton’s car – Verstappen Oct.31 (GMM) Max Verstappen says any top driver would have won the 2018 world championship in Lewis Hamilton's car. Hamilton, whose title win in Mexico delivered his Juan Manual […]
  • 08/03/2017 Bottas not sure Ferrari 2017 ‘favourite’ Mar.8 (GMM) Valtteri Bottas is not willing to back new teammate Lewis Hamilton's claim that Ferrari is the new "favourite" for 2017. "Just on times it looks like Ferrari might be the […]
  • 20/03/2019 Hamilton ‘bored’ behind Bottas in Melbourne – Vettel Mar.20 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton says it's "great" to discover after the Australian grand prix that his car was damaged. Despite starting from pole, the Mercedes driver was beaten to the […]
  • 29/06/2016 Rosberg unmoved after Lauda contract comments Jun.29 (GMM) Nico Rosberg has played down reports this week that suggest he is on a fast-track to a new Mercedes contract. While promoting the forthcoming German grand prix at […]
  • 09/04/2017 Title contenders admit Mercedes, Ferrari close Apr.9 (GMM) 2017 title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have admitted the performance of their respective cars is genuinely close. For the first time in the 'power unit' […]
  • 24/04/2017 Ecclestone tips Hamilton to beat Vettel Apr.24 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone thinks Lewis Hamilton is still the clear favourite to win the 2017 world championship. That is despite the fact that his friend and regular former […]
  • 25/08/2017 Hamilton tips Mercedes to re-sign Bottas Aug.25 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton says he hopes Valtteri Bottas stays at Mercedes next year. In the past days, Ferrari and McLaren have re-signed Kimi Raikkonen and Stoffel Vandoorne […]
  • 28/10/2018 Vettel lacked Ferrari support in 2018 – Ecclestone Oct.28 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone says Lewis Hamilton is a God-send for F1 amid a "not so exciting" time for the sport. Mercedes' Hamilton will almost certainly wrap up his fifth drivers' […]
  • 13/07/2017 Ferrari can improve in qualifying – Vettel Jul.13 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel has admitted Ferrari needs to up its game in qualifying. The Ferrari driver heads into the British grand prix weekend with a 20-point lead over Mercedes' […]
  • 14/03/2017 Mercedes ‘still ahead’ for 2017 – Marchionne Mar.14 (GMM) Ferrari has rejected the "favourite" tag ahead of next weekend's season-opening Australian grand prix. Although Mercedes has won the past three titles, Lewis Hamilton thinks […]