Sebastian Vettel feels Ferrari has a 'good shot' at taking the fight to Mercedes and Red Bull in qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix amidst close competition amongst the leading three teams.
With Red Bull pacing FP1 and Mercedes topping FP2, Ferrari remained in the hunt in both sessions too, though a disappointing ultra-soft lap from Vettel himself would leave him a second down on the top spot in fifth position on the timesheets
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However, despite complaining about a lack of rhythm in the Ferrari, Vettel says he feels quick in the SF16-T and is optimistic that he can be in the hunt come qualifying.
“I think my lap wasn't good enough and I think Kimi had a very good lap. It felt good this evening. I struggled a bit to find the rhythm but all in all, I think it's been a decent session.”
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Indeed, Vettel says he is placing much emphasis on qualifying and says will tailor the car to go for pole position.
“Of course it is very difficult to pass here so we will try to trim everything towards qualifying and then we will see. Qualifying is important, we need to get everything right. We still have a little bit to go, I think we can improve from where we are. If we get everything right, I think we have a good shot.”
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