Two time defending European Grand Prix winner and reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel threw down the marker on a supercharged Friday practice session at Valencia where the top 15 cars on the time sheets were separated by less than a second.
Vettel though was quick to play down the importance of being top of the charts on Friday, and shared, â€œWe have tried some new parts on the car today, but the lap times have not really allowed us to have a fair conclusion of them yet. It was important to have a clean practice today and Iâ€™m happy with what we did. The conditions will change again for Sunday I think; it was a bit cooler today, which will make a difference. Itâ€™s close between the teams and itâ€™s not yet clear what the right strategy is for Sunday, hopefully we can make a step forward tomorrow.â€