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Vettel 'okay' with his Friday pace

Friday 06-June-2014 22:49

Sebastian Vettel has revealed that a gearbox issue cost him a bit of time in Friday's practice, throwing him off his rhythm.

The four-time World Champion managed just 26 laps in Montreal on Friday afternoon while several drivers, including pace-setter Lewis Hamilton, amassed 40 or more.

The lost track-time meant Vettel's programme for the afternoon was different to most and the German was the last to put in a supersoft tyre run.

That lap saw him improve from P15 to P4 while a slightly better lap, a 1:16.573, meant he finished the afternoon in third place.

The German, though, reckons there is more to come.

"It was a bit of a shame to lose some laps; we had something with the gearbox, but fortunately we got it checked and went out again," he said.

"It meant that we were maybe a bit off the rhythm compared to some of the others, but it seemed to be alright and we still got some good laps completed.

"I think there's still a lot if improvement we can do, the Mercedes is very quick, but it was okay as a start to the weekend."

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