Sebastian Vettel was only fifth in FP2 in Hungary today, and after the session the German made it clear that he expects RBR to be under pressure again this weekend.
Vettel was half a second off the pacesetting McLaren of Lewis Hamilton in the afternoon session.
“It was pretty slippery at the beginning,” said Vettel. “Later on I felt a little bit better in the car, but I think you can say it’s not like last year.
“It seems to be very tight, McLaren and Ferrari are very quick, so I think we need to raise our game to make sure that we will find ourselves at the top as well.”
Vettel expects tyre to be the major factors this weekend.
“I’ve just stepped out of the car but we need to have a look at what the others did, how long the tyres should last. I think that will be the big issue or the most important thing to look out for this weekend, managing the tyres for one lap but equally trying to get everything out of the tyres for a whole stint, and not have them fall apart quickly. So we’ll see. It will be a tough one.”