Sebastian Vettel was forced to settle for fourth on the grid during qualifying at Spa-Francorchamps, but the German driver felt that progress had been made on the set-up of his car between Friday’s running and Saturday’s qualifying session.
The Scuderia Ferrari driver was not completed satisfied with his performance as he ended 0.364 seconds behind pole sitter Nico Rosberg, and 0.198 seconds behind team-mate Kimi Raikkonen at the Belgian circuit, but hopes the strategy to start the race on the Soft Pirelli tyre will be the best one, but Vettel knows anything can happen at Spa.
“I’m sure we made a step forward from yesterday!” expressed Vettel. “If you look at the gaps between the cars, they are very close, so tomorrow it should be a good race.
“Obviously you always want a little bit more, the exit of the last corner in particular wasn’t very strong, so I can’t be happy with that. The rest of the lap was ok, we had a much better balance than on Friday, but it’s important to be fast in all three sectors to be up there.
“We decided to start the race on the Soft tires, we believe that this is the best strategy, we’ll see tomorrow. Anything can happen, there could even be some rain, in Spa you never know…”