Vettel aiming to put Hamilton ‘under pressure’

Date published: July 15 2017

Sebastian Vettel is determined to seize any opportunity that arises during Sunday’s British GP as he looks to overhaul pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton.

Ferrari fell short of Hamilton’s mark in qualifying for the British Grand Prix.

While the Mercedes driver claimed his fifth Silverstone pole, Kimi Raikkonen was half a second down with Vettel a further two-tenths off the pace.

But while he may have lost out in qualifying, the championship leader is determined to get the better of his title rival in the grand prix.

“There’s always an opportunity, so we’ll see,” he said.

“The target is to put him under pressure.

“He’s been certainly very competitive all weekend, nevertheless I think it’s been a positive day for us.”

He added: “It’s a decent result, the most important [thing] is car is good, we improved it for today and also tomorrow it should be better.”