Vettel starts from pole position, while Alonso will start from seventh place.
“”We knew it was going to be complicated. We started seventh in Abu Dhabi and eighth here, so more or less the positions have been the same. The race is tomorrow. I still think that tomorrow we are going to reduce the gap to Sebastian, which is what counts. He starts from pole and he has a very strong pace, but the race will be long and let’s see if we can seize our opportunities.”
Assuming Vettel wins, Alonso must be fourth or higher to stay in the hunt.
“We’ll see how the start goes. If he wins the race and then wins again in Brazil he will be champion and deservedly so. We are fighting to make it into Q3, so we have got here miraculously and we are going to try to hang on to hope. As I said, for whatever reason, I have the strange feeling that tomorrow we will reduce the gap”.