Sebastian Vettel said he’s regained confidence in his car after taking pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Vettel had been off pole position for the last two races, endured a tough Grand Prix at home last week and was off the pace in Friday practice.
But after wholesale changes to his car overnight he was fastest in practice this morning and took pole position in qualifying.
Vettel said it was “a very good session for us.”
“After yesterday where I think these boys [Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button] were a little bit quicker than us, it seems that we have done the right thing.
“I felt much more comfortable this morning. Q1 and Q2 was just about getting through to the last session of qualifying. And, yeah, very pleased with the result.
“We’ve changed a lot on the car overnight and the boys were working pretty hard, they didn’t get much sleep. I think if we have a result like this today it’s the best way to say thanks.
“So I’m very happy and, as I said, I’ve got the confidence back. Today I felt much more comfortable in the car and now I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”
2011 Hungarian Grand Prix
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