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'Comfortable' Seb chasing pole

Thursday 22nd May 2014

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'Comfortable' Seb chasing pole

'Comfortable' Seb chasing pole

Sebastian Vettel is refusing to rule out his first pole position of this season despite losing out to Mercedes in the dry in Monaco.

On a track where engine advantage is somewhat negated, Vettel finished 0.77s behind Lewis Hamilton in Thursday's first practice while the German was just 0.5s off the pace in the afternoon.

His afternoon gap was to Fernando Alonso who nabbed the P1 slot on a drying track.

It is Mercedes, though, who are expected to be the ones to beat in Saturday's qualifying with Vettel confident Red Bull will do everything they can to achieve that feat.

Vettel told ESPN: "Obviously [Mercedes] are the favourites and we have usually seen that come Saturday they are usually able to pick up their pace.

"We will obviously try to do the same where we can. Well I think we are closer at this circuit without there being any straights but we will see."

As for Thursday's running, even though the rain between sessions meant very little was done in the afternoon, the German feels it was still a productive day as he felt "comfortable" in his RB10.

"There were not that many laps around here but it felt good. It was limited in terms of what we could learn but I think we improved the car slightly, at least it felt that way from the morning.

"I think it's important around here to feel comfortable in the car because then you can push to the limit.

"Obviously FP2 was limited in terms of what we could learn in terms of pace for the race. I think if there is a chance we have to use it."

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