Vettel: Intense few weeks have led to 'some answers' for Ferrari

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Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari has uncovered "some answers' to the team's under-performance in the opening round of the F1 world championship.

The Scuderia was hyped as the class of the field heading to Melbourne but the Italian squad failed to live up to pre-season expectations with both Vettel and Charles Leclerc comfortably outpaced by their Mercedes counter-parts, and by Red Bull's Max Verstappen on race day.

Vettel said the team has done its due diligence on its issues back in Maranello and hopefully uncovered the reasons behind the disappointing performance of its SF90.

"Obviously there was a lot of reports and big analysis because we wanted to be in a different place,” Vettel said in Bahrain.

"So the last couple of weeks have been very intense. I think we have some answers, but as always you never get all the answers because we never get the chance to go back and repeat.

"Things move on, we’re here now in Bahrain on a different track but I think we learned some stuff about the car and ourselves that should help us to be more competitive here.

"I think we are not in a position to be making promises, the truth is we need to wait and see.

"It’s easy to quantify how slow we were in qualifying and to quantify how much slower we were in the race.

"There are some numbers that we can with confidence say that we should have been better or would have been better if we go back and repeat, but it’s all theory so we need to prove it on track."

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