Sebastian Vettel undeterred after ‘scrappy day’ for Ferrari in Monaco

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, steers his car during the second free practice at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Thursday, May 26 2016. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday.

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Sebastian Vettel is not worried about a disappointing performance in Monaco on Thursday, and the German is convinced that the team can turn thing around on Saturday.

Vettel was only ninth in FP2, two places behind his teammate, as Ferrari lost out to customer team Toro Rosso.

“Everything worked but overall it was a bit of a scrappy day,” said Vettel. “Overall I think it’s OK, I think the pace is in the car, we struggled a bit to get it out today.

“I think in the end it’s Friday, so it’s difficult to say what people did. On the other hand there are not a lot of secrets to be kept here. As I said for us we didn’t have a good day. If you look at the standings, we don’t belong there, we will be a lot better on Saturday.

“Today it was not the main focus to rank high up, and as I said the running we had was a bit scrappy. Still we tried a couple of things, it’s fair to say that some of them didn’t work.”

Asked if Ferrari was under pressure this weekend he said: “Not really. There’s always pressure, there’s always the desire to do well, which you could call pressure, which is also the reason why we’re here, we’re not here to race for eighth or fifth, we’re here to win.”