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Vettel: The big task comes tomorrow

Sebastian Vettel: All in all, I'm very happy. It's obviously a big step we've made today, but the big task comes tomorrow. The conditions are likely to change and I'm sure we'll see some rain – the question is when and how much. We'll see, but P1 is the best position to start from.
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel was delighted after taking pole position today for the F1 2011 Canadian Grand Prix.

Vettel once again blitzed his rivals in the all-important top-ten shoot-out and for the sixth time this year will now line-up at the very front of the grid. Speaking after the session though, he added that Sunday is the important day and with rain forecast, it might not be a straightforward race.

“I'm happy with that. We've made up some ground from last year when we committed to a different strategy and sacrificed qualifying, but this year I feel comfortable,” Vettel reflected.

“I had a rough start yesterday morning [when I crashed in FP1], but thankfully the guys could fix the car and I had more practice in the afternoon, which is important here.

“It's a tricky track to understand, with the kerbs and the chicanes, coming from high speeds with hard braking, but we had a smooth qualifying session today and two very good runs.

“All in all, I'm very happy. It's obviously a big step we've made today, but the big task comes tomorrow. The conditions are likely to change and I'm sure we'll see some rain – the question is when and how much. We'll see, but P1 is the best position to start from.”

Team-mate Mark Webber meanwhile will start fourth and given he missed final practice and had no KERS for qualifying he wasn't too disappointed to be four tenths off the sister car.

“It was a good afternoon and I was happy with how we recovered,” Webber noted. “I couldn't have got much more out of the car for qualifying today; I didn't have KERS, which affected my performance.

“The guys did everything they could to get it ready after the problem we had this morning and we were confident that it was fixed, but on the formation lap it lapsed again. We tried to recover it for Q3, but it wasn't possible.

“A front row would have been nice to have here, but fourth is towards the front and the second row is good considering our day. It's a long Grand Prix tomorrow and there's likely to be a bit of weather coming in, so it should be an interesting race,” Webber concluded.



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11.06.2011- Saturday Practice, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7
11.06.2011- Saturday Practice, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7
10.06.2011- Friday Practice 2, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7
10.06.2011- Friday Practice 2, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7
10.06.2011- Friday Practice 2, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7
10.06.2011- Friday Practice 2, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7

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richard

June 12, 2011 11:47 AM

siuu. it is unfortunate that marks kers has given problems, but are you seriously thinking that newey deliberatly designed an inferior kers system for webbers car? and why do you think that the mechanics have worked tirelessly on marks car. if they wanted to handicap him, they would just leave the car. last year , seb had the problems, this year its webber that has the problems. thats life!

Kozeyekan

June 12, 2011 7:25 AM

No points on Saturdays. Judging by Alonso's recent starts, Seb will have his hands full keeping the lead into turn one. Still, it'll be a matter of keeping it out of the wall as much as anything.



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