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Vettel Predicting Tight Qualifying Session In Korea

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Sebastian Vettel remained cautious about his chances in tomorrow’s qualifying session at Korea, believing the front pack looks “extremely tight”. The world champion was fastest this afternoon ahead of his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber but expects McLaren and Ferrari to push him hard tomorrow.

“All in all we can be quite happy, but I think it looks extremely tight. I’m not happy with every run we had today, but I think the track was changing quite a lot this morning, it was better than we expected. This afternoon it was quite slippery to start with, but then I think it got a little bit better so, all in all the car felt alright and now we see what we can do for tomorrow. I think we have to improve ourselves to match the others.”

Webber admits the Yeongam circuit presents a difficult balancing act in terms of set-up and thinks his team are moving in the right direction.

“We had a pretty good program for today and I think both of us managed to get the most out of it. We’ll have a look where we can improve tonight in different areas; it’s always a compromise on a track like this with a bit of top speed in the first sector, then the last sector is pretty twisty in terms of rhythm – it’s a bit like Budapest, so you need a bit of downforce there. So far so good, we have good information and the guys will now get on with the job tonight.”

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