Scuderia Ferrari‘s Sebastian Vettel believes that speed will be the main aspect that will make the difference for Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.
Vettel qualified in second behind championship leader Lewis Hamilton for the race at Spa-Francorchamps after a dry to wet qualifying session.
Ferrari were quickest in all practice sessions and in Qualifying 1 and 2, but lost out in the wet conditions during Q3 to Hamilton in the race for pole position.
Reflecting on his qualifying result, Vettel says his day was ‘ok’ and admits that he could have done more but due to his errors, he is happy to take second place.
“Today was ok,” said Vettel. “We had the pace and we managed to stay on track and maintain control even if the conditions were tricky. I could have done much more but I made some mistakes, therefore I am happy with second position, albeit not completely of course.
“When it suddenly starts raining as it did today, everything gets more confused and there’s more traffic on track. You know that every lap is important, but you also know that the last one could be the best. However, we have a good car, our people are pushing very hard and I think we have taken another step forward here.”
Ferrari look to have the pace in practice and in their race runs, which could favour them for the race tomorrow, but Vettel will have to pass his championship rival tomorrow for the win. The German believes that speed will be the main feature that can make the difference in the race.
“I believe that speed is the main aspect that can make the difference,” Vettel continued. “We’ll see how we get off the line tomorrow in the first lap, but I think that if we have better speed, then we will find the right way to pass.
“We’ve been very close so far, so I think we’ll see the real pace tomorrow in the race”.