Vettel: Pressure the same here as anywhere

12/05/2016
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Sebastian Vettel says the pressure this weekend is no different to any other weekend.

In all honesty, we expected more. Just four races in and Ferrari is already 81 points adrift of Mercedes.

Be it reliability issues or the first lap antics of Daniil Kvyat, the Maranello outfit is not at the level we expected.

Amidst internet talk of a reshuffle, and a public admission of frustration from Sergio Marchionne, Sebastian Vettel refuses to panic.

"We don't feel any special pressure here in Spain," he told reporters in Barcelona. "There are 21 races this year and pressure is the same wherever you go.

"It's true that looking back, we could have done better if this or that hadn't happened, but we can't change it now," he continued. "It's also true that we'd like to be in a better position in the next couple of races, but for the meantime we have to focus on this one.

"On paper, it looks like it could be better for us than the previous one; but then again, we're not racing on paper here, but on the track. I think there is a chance to have a good race, as there is a chance of making some mistakes. We came here prepared to give our best.

"Of course our President wants us to deliver, but we want the same and there's no point now arguing too much on what has happened so far."

And as for Mr Kvyat...

"He had the guts to call me after the race in Sochi," revealed the German. "For me the case is closed."

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Published: 12/05/2016
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