Vettel: 'It's never too soon to start winning'

Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari have some updates at the Spanish Grand Prix that could help it challenge Mercedes this weekend.

Vettel was fourth fastest in Friday practice after struggling to hook up a quick lap in the afternoon session, but teammate Kimi Raikkonen managed the second fastest time and was just 0.25s off Nico Rosberg’s best effort. Vettel believes there is more pace to come from the Ferrai as it extracts more performance from its new upgrade package.

“It is never too soon to start winning we all know where we want to go,” he said. “We want to win that is why we are here not to be second but equally we know our opposition at this stage is very strong. But we have a couple of things coming this weekend that should make it more of a challenge for them.”

Vettel said the afternoon session had not gone to plan, but is hoping to show his true pace during qualifying on Saturday.

“This afternoon was a bit trickier for us not as good as the morning. We can still work on the car and improve overnight we are usually quite good at that even if today was not the perfect day we should be better tomorrow.

“In the end it is Friday so we need to be careful with our judgments. The first impression of the pace was good whether we can confirm it tomorrow depends on what other people are doing today but as I said I believe we can make a step so we should have a stronger Ferrari tomorrow.”