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Sebastian Vettel isn’t too worried about failing to qualify on the front row of the grid at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday, confident that he could have done better.
The Red Bull driver qualified fourth with chief title rival Fernando Alonso eighth – although the Spaniard was elevated one place higher following Pastor Maldonado’s penalty.
The odds are stacked largely in favour of the defending champion to retain his crown, sweeping away any fears for the 25-year-old about the results in qualifying.
“Q2 was good for us, but I made a mistake on the first lap of Q3 in Turn 4,” Vettel said. “I was happier with the second lap in Q3, but it wasn’t quick enough.
“I could have done a little bit more, so I’m keen to see the data when I get back and see where I could have improved,” he added. “We’re in good shape and have been quick all weekend, so let’s see what we can do in the race – we will try to do our best.”