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Spain qualifying will be key - Vettel

Tuesday 06-May-2014 12:11

Sebastian Vettel believes he has to qualify in a strong position is he is going to do well at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.

The Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona isn't conducive to lots of overtaking, which makes qualifying all the more important.

"Formula One returns to Europe with the Spanish GP. A nice side aspect of that is that we are back in the Energy Station, which provides a lot of space for us and the team - it will become a little bit like home over the next few weeks," the four-time Drivers' Championship winner told crash.net ahead of a race where he has only finished on the podium twice during his illustrious career.

"The Circuit de Catalunya [itself] is varied with 180 degree bends, fast, sweeping corners and elevation changes. There isn't much opportunity to overtake, so getting a good start position in qualifying will be crucial.

"The track is [also] very challenging on the tyres because of the very fast corners, so lots of pit stops are likely in the race.

"The long, fast curves of Montmelo mean that it will suit a car with highly efficient aerodynamics."

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