Sebastian Vettel was pleased to take his opening pole position for Ferrari in Singapore, and he praises Ferrari effort for today’s pole position.
The German lapped in 1.43.885 over half a second faster than Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. Kimi Raikkonen ensured there are two Ferraris in the top three, taking third place with a lap in 1.44.667.
“Of course there are no points given today, but for the team, for all of us, this is a fantastic result! We had been waiting for so long for this pole to arrive, not just the team, but myself too. Perhaps I could have aborted the last attempt, but there was no much point in doing so, because I did not know what the others were doing and I felt fantastic, so I pushed to the end.”
Also, Vettel has admitted that Ferrari need to remain focused, if they are to reach the chequered flag in first place on Sunday.
“Now I’m looking forward to the race tomorrow, knowing that it will be very difficult and challenging to master all the conditions that you experience in a race. But we are starting from the perfect spot. I wouldn’t mind to pull away at the start, but it’s going to be a very long race.”
“There are so many small decisions you have to take, and it’s easy to focus on the big result and neglect the small details… So we’ll have to focus on tomorrow, because so many things can happen on the way to the chequered flag, with the safety car and so on, as we’ve seen so often in the past. Hopefully we can have the same speed tomorrow, and then it could be a very good day”.