Ouch. That one must be hard to take for Ferrari. Star drvier and championship contender Sebastian Vettel has said that Ferrari have three major problems; reliability, tyre management and most worryingly, raw pace.
Vettel finished fourth in the Spanish GP after a strategy blunder left him with too much to do as he could not overtake Max Verstappen in the closing stages of Sunday’s race.
He was set for a second placed finish after a daring move around the outside of Valtteri Bottas into turn one on the first lap.
Lewis Hamilton quickly created a gap between himself and the German, prompting Vettel to question his teams speed: “We were not quick enough. So if we are not able to see that then we are more than blind, because we didn’t have the pace in the first stint.”
Vettel also express his doubts over the car’s ability to get the best out of the tyres, along with the reliability.
He said: “Second, I think we struggled a little bit over the course of the weekend with the tyres. They changed, but they changed for everyone.
“Third, I think it was a poor weekend in terms of reliability. Kimi had an issue with the engine and obviously retired in the race.
“If we don’t see those then there are no excuses.”
Vettel and Ferrari must surely bounce back in Monaco next weekend if they are to stay within touching distance of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes in the title fight.