Vettel happy with P3

Date published: June 11 2016

Ahead of Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel claimed that he was satisfied with the way qualifiers panned out despite missing out on pole.

The four-time World Champion couldn’t keep up with the two Silver Arrow drivers Lewis Hamilton, who got pole position, and Nico Rosberg, who placed in P2.

Airing his thoughts after Saturday’s action, Vettel thought he had a fighting chance after he topped FP3 but was ultimately left disappointed when his last lap didn’t quite work out for him.

"Going into qualifying, I thought it [pole position] was possible. As a driver you always feel there is a little bit more," he explained.

"On my last lap I was very happy with the lap in general; I was maybe a little bit greedy out of Turn 10, maybe not greedy enough into Turn Six. There wasn’t an awful lot to grab. Otherwise, I’m very happy.

"I wanted to get below the 13 mark, because then I know it will be very close with the Mercedes. I did that, but just by one [tenth], so a little bit was missing.

"Overall, I think we have a great car and I am happy with the weekend has turned out. In general I am very comfortable and enjoyed qualifying. I brushed the Wall of Champions, so I have done that and don’t have to do that tomorrow."