Ferrari star Sebastian Vettel reveals he is not worried by the pre-season form of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen

SEBASTIAN VETTEL has informed Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen he is not bothered by their pre-season form.

The Ferrari driver put a courageous face on the Italian staff's outcomes throughout the winter checks in Barcelona, as their rivals topped the timing sheets.

 Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel is feeling confident ahead of the new Formula One season

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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel is feeling assured forward of the new Formula One season
 German isn't worried about rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen

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German isn't worried about rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen

Lap-occasions recommend that Pink Bull have now emerged as Merc's largest menace – not Ferrari.

However Vettel says he is anticipating issues to be nearer than individuals anticipate at the season opener in Melbourne on March twenty fifth.

He stated: "I can't wait to be in Australia, as a result of as soon as we get on monitor there, we’ll all be driving and racing underneath the similar circumstances.

"We're ranging from a superb base with our automotive. Now we'll should work on improvement to additional discover and enhance its potential.

 Red Bull ace Verstappen has emerged as a serious threat to Mercedes

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Pink Bull ace Verstappen has emerged as a critical menace to Mercedes
 Brit star Hamilton is targeting a fifth world championship

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Brit star Hamilton is concentrating on a fifth world championship

"I’ve rather a lot of confidence in our group, I understand how expert and dedicated the guys in Maranello are.

"We did not expertise any main points with the automotive, and I had enjoyable driving it whereas our rivals – Mercedes and Pink Bull – used one sort of tyre for his or her race distance simulations.

"This is one thing you’ll be able to't do in a grand prix. It has an influence on the methods and finally on the outcome."

In the meantime, Mercedes ace Hamilton is additionally assured that his staff have labored onerous sufficient over the winter to construct a automotive that may ship him a fifth world title.

He added: "Once I come to the manufacturing unit at the starting of the yr and see the automotive being designed and inbuilt all these totally different areas, I’m all the time fascinated.

"I’m simply amazed at what everybody is capable of obtain and I can solely say that it is the biggest feeling in the world once I get to that first check and get in the automotive.

"I really feel extremely blessed to be one of solely two individuals to get to drive this machine.

"Everybody's executed an unimaginable job and I would like them to know we'll be giving it all the things going into the first race and hopefully get the greatest of the Pink Bulls and Ferraris.

 The Australian Grand Prix kicks off on March 25

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The Australian Grand Prix kicks off on March 25

"It's actually encouraging, being my sixth yr with the workforce, to see how motivated everybody is.

"I feel that's one thing all of us have in widespread. Everybody's constantly pushing to raised themselves, their work and take it to the subsequent degree.

"It is arms down the greatest group as a result of all of us work collectively, and that's actually inspiring for me.

"I’ll give it every little thing this season, title quantity 5 is the final aim. Let's go for it."

SEBASTIAN VETTEL has informed Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen he is not bothered by their pre-season form.

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