Sebastian Vettel Expecting The Field To Bunch Up At Turkish GP

The four-time World Champion said the track was less slippery in FP2 and expects there to be further track evolution over the weekend.

The first two practice sessions of the Turkish Grand Prix were both filled with spins, as drivers struggled on the slippery, resurfaced track.

However, lap times tumbled in FP2, as the track rubbered in and got progressively more grippy.

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Sebastian Vettel, who was outpaced by Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc by a large margin in both opening sessions of the weekend, has said he expects the field to “bunch up” over the course of the weekend.

“The asphalt is very new so it was very, very slippery, but it did get better toward the end of the day and I’m guessing it only gets better from here onwards,” Vettel said on Friday.

“It was very slippery so I think it was more a question of finding the rhythm and being on-track and it was just getting faster and faster.

“I don’t think there is any particular reason. I think naturally the field will bunch up tomorrow,” Vettel added.

Despite trailing Leclerc in FP1 and FP2, Vettel was ahead of many teams and drivers which have outpaced him all season.

Specifically, the German ended Free Practice 2 in P5 and managed a lap good enough for P8 in the second practice session of the weekend.

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