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Belgian GP: Vettel says Red Bull race pace is better than qualifying

Double world champion Sebastian Vettel failed to enter Q3 in yesterday qualifying after the session the German says that there was no real problem with their RB8.

Defending world champion still expecting Red Bull will prove competitive in Sunday’s race. Even as his team-mate Mark Webber gets the grid penalty for changing gear box unit change. The Australian’s grid penalty helped him, one place gain from his initial grid position.

“I didn’t do a mistake and there was no real problem with the car, so we lost out by a little bit to get to Q3 and if we had another run then maybe it would be another story,” Vettel said.

“At the time I was pretty happy with the lap I had and it just didn’t come.

“We should be in a good position tomorrow, better probably than at other circuits. First of all the nature of the track and the fact that you are not entirely relying on the DRS zone to overtake and the fact that you can overtake in other places. We were quite comfortably overtaking people last year. I think our race pace is better than our qualifying pace so we should be fine.”

Vettel added about the race objective – “The target is to win and I don’t think it’s impossible from where we start. If we started last it would still be the target. We will have to wait and see and try to get a good start because the first lap can be quite a big casino here.”


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