“Rear end thing has got a little bit out of hand”- Sebastian Vettel thinks that he can handle rear-end problems; dislikes too much understeering.
Sebastian Vettel probably made more mistakes with Ferrari in 2020 than his whole stint at Red Bull, where he won all world titles. Much of his mistakes are attributed to the alleged underwhelming rear-end, which caused his downfall in the grid order.
However, Vettel thinks that the rear-point is exaggerated, and he doesn’t see himself vulnerable in that department while talking about AMR21 in the recent presentation.
“I mean, if you looked at the cars that I had when I was at Red Bull school, or beginning of Ferrari, or whatever, I think there have always been times where the rear was nervous,” said Vettel.
“And that’s okay. So I don’t think I’m more vulnerable than the others in this regard. If anything, I don’t like it when the car is really just understeery.”
“Because at least with the oversteer, you can do plenty of things, with the understeer, as well there are some driving techniques, but your hands are a bit more tied or a bit more limited. So actually, I prefer when the car is a bit looser, that really helps you to rotate, and so on.
“Obviously, if it gets too much, then you lose a lot of time. And then nobody likes that because it’s slow.”
It is very different.
Before the filming day on Thursday, Vettel talked about driving the new car in Bahrain during the official test session, which will happen on March 12. He claims that he is getting a different vibe already.
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“But coming back on the philosophy, I think it is interesting,” he added. “Obviously, I haven’t had a single lap yet, but maybe we get a glance tomorrow, but then really in Bahrain with consistent conditions, to get a feel of it.
“By the sounds of it is very different. I hope it’s coming my way if there is something like that. And then we’ll see how it goes.”