Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Circuit of the Americas, 2013

Vettel satisfied with pole after “tricky session”

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Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Circuit of the Americas, 2013Sebastian Vettel said he was pleased to take pole position after a qualifying session made difficult by changing track conditions.

“Obviously a good result to have both cars on the front row for tomorrow,” said Vettel after claiming his eighth pole position of the year.

“It was a tricky session because the wind, I think, picked up quite a lot from this morning. It does influence the behaviour of the car so not that easy, especially around the high-speed corners.

“I wasn’t that happy with my first run in Q3 but I think I had a solid run at the end which was enough to put the car on pole.”

Vettel saw off a challenge for pole position from team mate Mark Webber, who was quickest to begin with in Q3.

“I think it was very close with Mark, he seemed to get closer and closer the longer the weekend went on,” said Vettel. “Fortunately I could just manage to stay ahead, I think he might have had a mistake in his final shot.”

“Obviously very happy with pole position today,” he added. “I really like this place, I like the circuit and looking forward to tomorrow.”

“I think it’s important as well to start on the clean side [of the grid] so we’ll see what we can do.”

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4 comments on “Vettel satisfied with pole after “tricky session””

  1. OmarR-Pepper (@)
    16th November 2013, 20:12

    Webber’s possible last victory keeps vanishing more and more. Unless some glitch keeps Vettel from winning, and some agile reaction keeps Webber from going back at the start.

    1. @omarr-pepper
      The problem for Webber is that even if he got pole position, Vettel would be still second and given mark’s skills in getting of the line he will be overtaken by Vettel in turn 1, the only chance of Webber winning one of the remaining races is Vettel having a fake gearbox problem à la Brazil 2011

      1. Brazil 2011 you mean @tifoso1989? The gearbox was actually dry of lubricant at the end of the race!

  2. Vettel satisfied with pole!? wow… really?

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