Sebastian Vettel reckons Mercedes and Red Bull’s race-pace from pre-season testing may not be all that it hints at with both teams running just one compound.

While Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen topped the timesheets in qualifying style runs, it was Mercedes and Red Bull who looked to have the edge on race-pace.

Valtteri Bottas looked to be as much as half a second faster than Vettel during the final week of testing, leaving pundits wondering if Ferrari have gotten it wrong.

Vettel, though, says the times don’t give an accurate picture given that Ferrari’s rivals were running one compound only during their simulations.

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