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Vettel ‘surprised' at Q2 exit and Ferrari's lack of pace in Austria

Ferrari's pre-season fears were realised on Saturday in Austria as they struggled to get anywhere near rivals Mercedes and Red Bull, with Sebastian Vettel suffering a shock Q2 exit. Vettel's best time of 1:04.041 was more than a second down on Valtteri Bottas' pole time and failed to see him escape the Q2 drop-zone, whilst Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc only scraped through in tenth. Leclerc would go on to find a little more pace in Q3, but only a tenth quicker than Vettel's time, which put the Monegasque racer seventh on the grid, behind Mercedes, Red Bull, McLaren and Racing Point. Vettel admitted the performance of the SF1000 came as a surprise, given practice looked a little more...
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