Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto insisted that his driver Sebastian Vettel at the end of his third place at the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan on Sunday focused on "save fuel".
Vettel started third in the grid. and with that he ended up with the Ferrari man, who was not yet able to approach the Mercedes, who retired in Baku for the fourth consecutive time in the first row in a row.
The teams decided not to refuel their cars in Azerbaijan, with a safety-car phase is always expected. In Baku, however, only a virtual safety car period was used, and Binotto revealed that Vettel had tried in the last laps of the Grand Prix to manage its fuel level.
"At the end of the race Sebastian had to" pay attention to his fuel consumption and save a little fuel to reach the finish, "said the Ferrari team boss. " You do that in most races Seb did that in the first round, others could do it sooner.
"Mercedes is very strong and it's true that we were very strong In the winter fast in Barcelona, we focus on making the most of our car, we want to keep our strengths and weaknesses We have to work flawlessly In Barcelona, all racing teams will be improved, the balance of power will shift again. "