Sebastian Vettel said the gap between him and Charles Leclerc in qualifying remains “a mystery” after failing to join his team mate in Q3 again at the season finale.
Vettel said he was “quite happy” with his final run in Q2 and didn’t think his car could go much quicker.
“Obviously it’s a mystery why there’s such a big delta between the cars. I don’t think anywhere in the pit lane there’s such a big delta.
“But I was happy with my quali and my laps. For sure you always feel there’s a little bit. Maybe a tenth if you put everything into account but let’s see what we can do tomorrow.”
“I would have loved to be higher up, but it didn’t quite work,” he added. “It was a good session. I’m happy with myself, not happy with the results, but it’s been like this many times this year.”
Vettel will start his final race as a Ferrari driver this weekend. “It will be emotional tomorrow,” he admitted. “Especially with the mechanics, the guys in the garage.
“Obviously, in terms of results, it’s not really a high. So I’m looking forward to seeing the chequered flag.”
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