Cape Town - Sebastian Vettel has said his Ferrari car needs some fine-tuning
ahead of qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix.
Vettel finished P4 in a slightly rain-affected FP2, but was
just a tenth behind Lewis Hamilton who set the pace throughout the first two
And while the long-run data also suggests it is close once
again between Ferrari and Mercedes, Vettel is not overly happy with how his car
is feeling at this stage.
"In Australia I struggled, Bahrain I was much happier
but here it is not yet where I want to be," Vettel said back in the
"We are still looking. If anyone has any clever
suggestions they are welcome. It is difficult to find the sweet spot but if you
do then you can unleash the pace.
"I think the car has the pace but we need to make sure
we get it to work. Today was mixed, in the afternoon I was a bit happier but
hopefully tomorrow I am very happy."
Kimi Raikkonen was just 0.007s behind Hamilton in P2, but
thinks Ferrari did have more pace to burn and could have taken top spot.
"We had some traffic and could go faster on one lap. On
the long run we never really got a good idea of where we are with the
conditions," Raikkonen said.
"We will see what happens tomorrow."