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Sebastian Vettel lacking confidence, but hopeful of closing gap

Sebastian Vettel conceded he lacked confidence with Ferrari’s SF90 during practice in Australia, as Mercedes opened a substantial advantage. Vettel was the quickest driver through pre-season testing as Ferrari caught the eye but reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton led both sessions at Albert Park on Friday. Having held a slender advantage in FP1, Hamilton and Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas pulled clear in FP2, with nearest opponent Red Bull eight-tenths in arrears. Vettel, meanwhile, took fifth place, 0.873s behind Hamilton. “Yeah, confidence… it was a tricky day for us and probably a tricky day for everyone,” said Vettel. “I think for us we are not...
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