Vettel was summoned into the stewards to review some possible rules violation throughout the first qualifying segment.
Vettel asserted that the problem was brought on by him significantly flat-spotting both front tyres under braking for Turn 1 on a flying lap.
He aborted the lap but said that the automobile was “inducing severe flaws ”, which the stewards said was demonstrated by telemetry Ferrari tabled because evidence.
As a consequence of these vibrations, Vettel was not able to keep the speed needed to drive fast on his in-lap.
The stewards decided to take no additional action, so Vettel will line up on the grid in Bahrain, supporting Ferrari team mate Charles Leclerc.