Vettel denies tensions are brewing at Ferrari amid poor results

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Sebastian Vettel denied that tensions were growing at Ferrari on the back of the German driver's performance shortfall with the Scuderia.

Vettel was nowhere near the same level of performance as teammate Charles Leclerc in the two consecutive races held at Silverstone.

The four-time world champion admitted lacking confidence in his SF1000 at the Northamptonshire track, but a mistake in last weekend's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix coupled with an unproductive strategy call by his team left Vettel out of the points and questioning his car's behaviour.

Furthermore, the German called out his team on the radio when he was brought in for a tyre change and sent back out in traffic. Vettel radioed in to tell the Ferrari pitwall that it had "messed up".

Asked on Thursday in Barcelona if tensions were on the rise at Ferrari, Vettel denied that was the case.

"No, I don't agree with the statement," he said.

"I think we are trying to do everything we can, and it is never relaxed if things don't go your way or they go wrong.

"Naturally, if you judge the emotions right after the race or during the race, I don't think that is a fair reflection of what is going on, hence why I tend to disagree.

"I didn't have a great race and we tried to come back up, and could have opted for a different strategy, but we didn't, so we've talked about it, sorted it out and moved on.

"There is not much different in terms of climate compared to the week before, or the week before that."

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari SF1000.

As pundits place their bets on whether Vettel will see out the season with the Scuderia or not, the 33-year-old doubted such a scenario would come to pass.

"I don't think so… We haven't even considered or spoken about it," Vettel said

"I guess it's not just a question for myself. But I know what I'm capable of, I know the job that I can do.

"At the moment, it's not been the cleanest run, but yeah, I'm sure [if] things calm down, and I get a decent chance, then I'll use it."

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