Sebastian Vettel visited the Ferrari factory on Tuesday following his retirement from the Russian Grand Prix.Charles Leclerc overtake him, met with team principal Mattia Binotto at the team’s factory in Maranello. A short statement from Ferrari described the meeting as “positive and constructive”.
Vettel also took the opportunity to test with the Tony Kart team at the Lonato circuit, 140km away from his team’s base, on Monday.
“I was coming here anyway, it’s a shame I only make it so rarely but hopefully I can make it a bit more often,” he said in an interview for the team’s YouTube channel.
“I would like to do more but obviously time, we have a lot of races as well but let’s see, maybe I need better organisation and come back to watch.”
Vettel, who won the European karting championship in 2001, drove a fixed-gear and shifter kart in a series of stints on the track, and swapped notes with the team’s highly experienced multiple karting champion Marco Ardigo.
“I think the biggest difference is the line, the way to deal with the brakes, to use the engine to brake the car, to stop the car. Obviously in the K class you use a lot more the speed, in this regard it’s a different driving style. But I think at some point it starts to come naturally.”
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