Vettel believes Ferrari can catch Red Bull in Monaco

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari SF71H. 24.05.2018.
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Red Bull might have dominated free practice on Thursday, but Sebastian Vettel believes that they're still beatable this weekend.

"Can we be quicker than Red Bull? Why not?" the Ferrari driver said after the end of FP2, which saw him finish almost four tenths off the pace of his rivals.

It wouldn't be the first time this season that Ferrari has looked off-colour in practice only to bounce back to winning form when it came to qualifying and the race.

But Red Bull is looking very strong around the tight and twisty Monaco street circuit, and might be hard to catch.

“Always on Friday Red Bull looked a bit stronger, so let’s see if it’s the usual [deal]," he said.

"I think we have had some Friday practice sessions where they are quick this year," Vettel commented. "I think for us we need to look at ourselves which is what we do and try to do our homework."

As for his own performance today, Vettel felt he'd had a solid day at the office and had no complaints.

"I was pretty comfortable in the car," he said. "I was happy today and I could play around even if I was sliding a lot.

"It is a bit more fun than other circuits. The track is very challenging and you have no room for mistakes.

"I was sliding a little bit too much," he admitted. "But as long as you know where it is going to end up and how it is going to slide, then it's fine.

"I still knew I wasn't going to touch the barriers," he added.

"You have to think twice before you drop it and try everything," he said. "But I think it's what it's about at a street circuit.

"Now we need to get on top of the sliding and reduce it then we should be in a good position," he said. "I think we will find some more pace."

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