Sebastian Vettel says there’s no one area of qualifying where his team mate is beating him at the moment.Charles Leclerc has out-qualified him for the last nine races in a row and took his fourth consecutive pole position in Sochi today. Vettel said he can see in the data where Leclerc had been able to find more time but that it isn’t consistently coming in the same kind of corners.
“Obviously in quali here and there I think we didn’t have the best sessions on my side,” said Vettel. “I think obviously today Charles was faster.
“It’s pretty easy to see where he’s faster. But it’s a little bit here and there, I don’t think [there’s] any pattern standing out saying that he’s always faster in the same type of corner.”
“I was quite happy in general,” Vettel added, “obviously a bit disrupted with the Q1 where we got a bit unfortunate with yellow flags and stuff.
“But I thought by the time we got to Q3 that was fine. Overall I was pretty happy with the car it just felt as if there was more in the car that I couldn’t get to.”
However Vettel is optimistic he will be more competitive in the race.
“Obviously the last couple of races was closer than maybe it looked on the result. So we’ll see what happens tomorrow.
“Usually come race day I’m getting more and more confident in the car and the pace has never been a problem in the race so we’ll see what happens.”
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