Sebastian Vettel did not have the easiest of days on Friday at the Circuit of Americas. After two consecutive weekends where unreliability has had significant effects on Ferrari’s 2017 title challenge, more technical gremlins emerged on the first day of running at Austin.
The four-time world champion completed just 11 laps in the second practice session, after he spun the car violently, ending up in the gravel. Despite being able to make it back to the garage, technical issues were discovered with his front axle.
“It was a messy afternoon and not an easy session but the car is quick so we don’t need to worry,” Vettel said.