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Vette: We can be happy, so far...

Sebastian Vettel: We have to do our homework now - then first comes tomorrow morning and we go from there...

Sebastian Vettel declared himself 'happy' following practice today for this Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix.

Vettel has a 13-point lead over Fernando Alonso going into this weekend's final round in the 2012 F1 World Championship and in both sessions at Interlagos he ended up second in his Renault-powered Red Bull RB8, just fractionally behind pace setter Lewis Hamilton, and ominously for Ferrari, a few tenths up on his Spanish title rival.

“It was alright today, it was very slippery for everyone. It was quite hot and in terms of track conditions not that easy, so I think everyone suffered the same kind of problems looking for traction and stability etc,” Vettel said.

“So far we can be happy [though], we have to do our homework now, first comes tomorrow morning and we go from there.”

Mark Webber meanwhile was also at the top end of the times in the sister car, and he was third in both sessions - his best lap a 1 minute 14.198 seconds, which was just 0.058 seconds slower than his team-mate.

“The track was slippery today, it's very hot,” added the Aussie. “I think we're all a little bit surprised by the lack of grip we had, but we got what we could out of today in these conditions.

“We got through plenty of stuff and also did a bit of '13 work, which was useful.

“It's the last test before next year, so we made the most of the beautiful sunny day in Brazil, before we go to colder Jerez in February [for the first F1 2013 group test].”



Related Pictures

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23.11.2012- Free Practice 1, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8 and Felipe Massa (BRA) Scuderia Ferrari F2012
23.11.2012- Free Practice 1, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8
23.11.2012- Free Practice 1, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8
23.11.2012- Free Practice 2, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8
23.11.2012- Free Practice 1, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8
23.11.2012- Free Practice 1, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8
23.11.2012- Free Practice 1, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8

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US_F1_Fan - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 11:00 PM

On the other hand, the luckiest driver F1 has ever seen is Alonso- even being in contention this year required a huge amount of luck. Alonso is a very talented driver but nothing he has shown this year or in years past leads any knowledgeable F1 fan to believe that he is good enough to "demolish" any of the other current top drivers on a regular basis. Personally I am hoping that Vettel gets his third championship sunday so that we can have a WDC that really deserves it. We'll see sunday.

mad f1 bull - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 11:30 PM

The one who has more points in the end deserves the title. But I really don't like the cheats Alonso and Ferrari are using to keep him in the fight, so even if has more points than Vettel in the end, there's always a bit of bad taste in it. But it has always been with mr. Alonso as he has used team mates as his doormat to get what he wants, even when he's not the faster one. So it was by Renault as Trulli was faster (got kicked out eventually), by McLaren couldn't compete fair with Lewis and got in to dispute with the team and had to leave the team, again at Renault used Piquet to have his victory in Singapore, and now at Ferrari uses Massa everytime as possible to gain benefits for his own campaign. And now he is even proud as the team dances to his evil tunes. I really would have liked to see a good clean fight over the title between Lewis and Vettel as they have quite matching cars at the moment. Sadly, it did not happen this year and so I keep my thumbs up for Vettel.



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