Ferrari upgrade helped Vettel solve his 2019 crisis

Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel rests during the second practice session ahead of the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit in the desert south of the Bahraini capital Manama, on March 29, 2019. - The Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix will be held on March 31. Image: AFP / Andrej Isakovic
Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel rests during the second practice session ahead of the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit in the desert south of the Bahraini capital Manama, on March 29, 2019. - The Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix will be held on March 31. Image: AFP / Andrej Isakovic
Andrej Isakovic

Sebastian Vettel has admitted that Ferrari's much-vaunted Singapore upgrade has helped him.

The German has struggled with the Maranello-made 2019 car this year, to the point that some believe Charles Leclerc is now the number 1.

Helpful upgrades

But Ferrari made a big step forward with an upgrade introduced in Singapore, and his former Red Bull boss Dr Helmut Marko thinks it suits Vettel the most.

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"With the direction taken by the development of the car, it seems to be better for his style," Marko said.

Vettel does not deny that the new front wing, floor and diffuser have helped him to speed up in comparison to his teammate Leclerc.

"The update that we brought to Singapore helped us," the quadruple world champion told Bild newspaper.

"And maybe it also helped me in areas where I had some problems."

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