Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel believe that Ferrari must improve its racing pace after the first tests in the United States.
Charles Leclerc finished in seventh place in the morning after having a problem with his accelerator pedal. He made the second time in the afternoon. He wants to work on long relays.
"Overall, I think it was a positive day," says Leclerc. "Despite the difficulties of the first session, with my best time erased and an accelerator concern, the car performed well, especially in the qualifying relays. The track was bumpy, an unusual thing in Formula 1, but we will adapt to it this weekend. "
"We still have work to improve our race pace and our competitors look pretty good in this area, so we'll see our level (Saturday) and then we'll be notified. "
Vettel wants to improve the pace of the race
Sebastian Vettel took second place in the morning and fourth in the afternoon. He made a spin in turn 14. The changes made on Friday did not bring the expected progress and he also thinks that Ferrari must improve the pace of the race.
"We always have fun in Austin," said the four-time world champion. "The track is not in very good condition because of its bumps. But that's what makes it a bit special and difficult for us. But I do not think they can do anything to improve it now. "
"The car was good at first, which is good, and when we tried things, they did not seem to work that well. But we understand what we have to do, I hope we can improve our pace on a lap tomorrow. But I think we need to do a bit better in race pace. "
"We know our strengths and weaknesses and in terms of qualifications, we can hide the weaknesses a bit, but it's harder in the race. I also think we can improve the car. We will focus on that and see what we can do. "