Charles Leclerc obtained his second podium in the 2020 F1 season, finishing third after a lonely race well adrift of Verstappen. The Monegasque talent, following an outstanding qualifying, managed to take the third podium spot as Bottas dropped to 11th following the tyre drama during the last laps.
While Leclerc's performance exceeded Ferrari's expectations, Vettel did not make any progress from its qualifying result, ending up 10th. The four-time Formula 1 World Champion claimed that he did not feel comfortable with its SF1000.
"The car was very difficult to drive," he told after the race.
"I struggled a lot to find my confidence and I don't know why, so we need to have a good look.
"But certainly, if I struggled for so many laps in the race, and it was from the beginning to the end, then there's something that probably doesn't stack up.
"It was not a very stressful race. I just didn't have a chance. People around me were faster than me. I got overtaken. It was very difficult to manage myself to stay on track.
"Physically it was not a tough race at all because I could never attack the car.
"It didn't allow me to do what I like so. Now we need to have a look why and obviously we have the next weekend so we can try and do better."
Ferrari's boss Mattia Binotto underlined that investigating why Vettel underperformed in Silverstone will be the team's priority for the next week.
"If you look at our race today, at least on Sebastian's side, it was a difficult race. On his car, we can do a lot more," Binotto told Channel 4.
"He lost some track time on Friday, which was not helping.
"But he was never confident with the car this weekend, so there is a lot of data to look at, to try to understand and to address it.
"So while eventually on Charles we will look at the data, and try to optimise and let's see what we can do, there is much to do on Sebastian."