Release date: April 26, 2019
Sebastian Vettel was encouraged by new Ferrari aerodynamic upgrades introduced before the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
The Scuderia, still looking for the first victory of the congress season 2019, the SF90 has added an updated bar board and updated front shovels under the nose of the car.
Lewis Hamilton says Ferrari is "pretty far" ahead of Mercedes, based on what he had experienced after training in Baku on Friday Vettel, P2 in both chaotic practice sessions, is cautious with his optimism.
"I do not like the predictions of Friday, but around here it's all about finding the right lap and finding the rhythm," Vettel concluded after training in Bahrain
"I think so It was a difficult day with red flags and many interruptions, but overall it was okay in my opinion.
"It's always a difficult Friday here. Bu, it's fun. The car seemed to be working today, I think we can still improve, but overall, we're happy with the starting point. Maybe we showed something more than Mercedes today.
"I feel like we can improve tomorrow, and when we do that, I think it can get pretty close to Mercedes, but that's a good sign.
"I imagine Mercedes could be very fast. If we are close to them, that's good. They will be the car to beat. Even Red Bull seemed to be quick at times.
Vettel specifically asked about the effectiveness of Ferrari updates: "It's hard to say. The track was pretty bad, slippery and dusty.
"It took a while, maybe tomorrow is a better day for a final verdict, but it felt good. All the numbers seemed to pile up, so that's a good sign.
"We checked as much as possible this morning, so tomorrow we'll see how fast we can be."
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Charles Leclerc, who led the much more significant FP2 session, also did not admit Regarding the upgrades it is far away.
He said, "I am very happy, I like the track very much and it was a good day.
"The car was generally okay. I felt good in the car and on this track.
"Judging the new Aero package we have is quite difficult. Overall, it was a positive day.
"I think we're pretty strong, but on the other side there's a lot more of Mercedes.
"They were very fast on the long runs. I'm pretty sure if they put it all together, it'll be very tight.
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