Sebastian Vettel is hoping the weather plays a role in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix.
Having struggled with his RB10 for most of the weekend at Interlagos, Vettel managed to put together a good run in Q3 on Saturday to qualifying sixth fastest behind the two Mercedes and Williams cars, and the McLaren of Jenson Button.
After qualifying turned out to be dry, Vettel is hoping for a wet race so that Red Bull can be in the mix.
“I got happier with the car as qualifying progressed and we’re in a solid position to start the race tomorrow,” he said.
“It’s hard to beat the Mercedes and Williams from where we are, but this is Brazil and anything can happen; weather can play a big role, it was supposed to rain today and it didn’t, but that’s Interlagos for you.”
Meanwhile, his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo qualified ninth fastest, but he feels there is plenty of room for improvement.
“The day was going alright up until qualifying and then we lost a lot of pace,” the Australian said.
“I went out quite early in Q1 and there was a bit of stuff on the track, so I thought it would get better and better but we didn’t find the pace we were after. I was surprised to get into Q3 after my lap in Q2. I felt better in Q3, but I was only a tenth or so faster; it’s bit frustrating.
“We should have finished better than ninth, we hoped to be in the top five after the pace we had in practice, but hopefully the car will be better in the race.”