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Vettel: Top podium not sure for Indian GP

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Defending world champion Sebastian Vettel secured his fifth pole position in this season, it’s his 35th F1 career pole, and the German also set four consecutive victories after those in Singapore, Japan and Korea.

Sebastian Vettel admits that he expecting hard race in Sunday afternoon, because their main rival’s McLaren and Ferrari quickest on higher fuel loads.

“I think first of all it was a tight session, especially at the end,” Vettel said during the post qualifying press conference.

“On my first run I made a mistake at Turn 4, so I had to abort the lap. That was not as it had been planned. We decided to go for another run and had only one set of tyres left.

“Fortunately I got the lap together, so I’m very happy. I could have been a bit faster, especially around Turn 4 as I made sure I wasn’t locking up the fronts. But all in all it has been a great weekend so far.”

“I think the boys have been pushing extremely hard. We had lots of feedback from the factory as well which was very helpful from yesterday to today, so thanks as well to those guys there. We have to keep pushing obviously.”

“I think we have a lot of races to go, important races, but the best chance of doing well is to focus on every single step. Today was qualifying. I think we got a very good result and now we look forward to the race.”

“You know the races these days: you know that a lot of things can happen so I don’t think that means a lot. Obviously I’m very happy to be on pole; it’s the best possible position to start and I think if you ask those two [MW and LH] they would like to start in that position, so yeah, I’m very happy with that but there’s a hard race coming up tomorrow.”

“ I think we had a bit of a surprise on Friday in terms of long runs; everyone was quite competitive and tyres seemed to last reasonably well so we’ll see what that means for strategy tomorrow.”


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