Ferrari signed another unexpected podium at the British Grand Prix. For the second race at Silverstone, the objective will not necessarily be to repeat this feat but to have two competitive cars and allow Sebastian Vettel to perform as well as Charles Leclerc.
The quadruple world champion in any case wants to catch up.
“Last week’s race here was pretty tough for me and I think being able to race at Silverstone just a week after that is a good opportunity to try and get a good feeling back with the SF1000,” explains Sebastian Vettel.
"On Friday we'll be able to use all the data that the team has acquired over the first weekend and that should help us as we can work in a more focused way to try to be more in tune with the behavior of the chassis."
For Charles Leclerc, author of an unexpected podium, the Monegasque can obviously hope that things go at least as well, even if he knows he has been lucky.
“For the second time this season, we will be racing on the same track on two consecutive Sundays. Fortunately, we are at Silverstone, a track which is always fun to race and where we got a podium which was a big boost for the whole team. . The work we did last week should be a great starting point for this coming weekend, although every race has its own story. As we did last Sunday, we need to make sure we don't make a mistake to make the most of any opportunity that may arise. "
Ferrari's new Performance Development Manager Enrico Cardile is obviously under pressure to try to push the SF1000 up a few tenths per lap if possible.
"The result of last weekend should serve as a double motivation: on the one hand, we will try to repeat the positive points that we have noted, such as the qualifications in particular, on the other hand, we must do everything in our power so that both drivers, not one, will be able to get the most out of our current car, starting with not wasting precious time due to reliability issues, " explains the Italian in reference to the many worries encountered by Vettel on Friday and Saturday mornings.
“Technically speaking, the SF1000 will be in the same setup as last weekend. We will try to optimize every aspect, especially in terms of tire management on long runs. In fact, Pirelli provides a range of compounds that are a bit softer compared to those used in the British Grand Prix. All teams therefore face a new challenge, both in qualifying and in the race. The forecast is again for calm weather with conditions warmer than usual for this country, so the equation becomes even more complex. "
"We know that at the moment we are not able to fight for victory in a Grand Prix, but that does not mean that we are less motivated. The goal is to do our best, day in and day out and to bring back as many points as possible for us and all of our fans. "