Sebastian Vettel was one of the few leading race drivers to attend the recent Silverstone tyre test, and he now admits that he didn’t learn very much.
Race drivers were only allowed to try the new tyres, and not work on car developments.
“I think testing is always useful,” he said today. “Obviously the test last week was very limited in what we could do with the cars, so we probably didn’t learn that much – we couldn’t really change anything on the car, it was all about tyres. I think the circumstances were quite special in Silverstone, usually it’s never that hot. But it was still interesting.
“As I said we couldn’t do that many adjustments. We basically just put new tyres and fuel!”
Vettel doesn’t expect to see too many changes to the status quo this weekend.
“I think it was just to get a first feeling. The tyres don’t seem to be that different, which is good, because we haven’t asked for different tyres, we have asked for tyres that are safe.
“Therefore it’s difficult to know what to expect here, but I don’t expect it to be a massive change. I would be surprised if all of a sudden teams are struggling that didn’t struggle before, or the other way around.”