Vettel hoping Ferrari can "charge batteries" during Formula 1's summer break

04-08-2019 16:04
by Matt Gretton
Vettel hoping Ferrari can charge batteries during Formula 1's summer break

Sebastian Vettel goes into the summer break after a podium finish in the Hungarian Grand Prix. The German hasn't had it easy during the first stint of the Formula 1 season and hopes his Ferrari team can "charge their batteries" during the break. 

During Sunday's race, Vettel was behind his teammate Charles Leclerc for most of the race. It was only until the end when Vettel found a way to overtake his 21-year-old teammate. 

"We had nothing to lose, so we stayed out very long in the first stint, and hoped that the soft would last in the end which they did. I think they were the fastest tyres in the end, so we were able to close the gap. I had one opportunity which I took, so I'm happy to have some champagne now. It's good to have a break as I feel we need to charge our batteries," Vettel said. 

Vettel believes tracks after the summer break will help propel Ferrari forward. 

"There will be tracks that are better for us, but we need to get stronger. We will see, but the tracks now do look better for us on paper. It will be a busy break for us, and I don't think our minds can rest too much in the two weeks," Vettel added. 

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