Four in a row for Vettel

By on Saturday, October 6, 2012

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Sebastian Vettel expressed his satisfaction after taking pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix.

The reigning world champion, who starts the race with a 29 point deficit to Fernando Alonso in the championship, has never been beaten in qualifying at Suzuka.

But Vettel was perhaps fortunate to escape with just a reprimand after appearing to hinder Alonso in the dying moments of Q3.

"It was good we got the time on the first run, with the yellow flags coming out later", he said.

"We had a phenomenal balance in the car and I had the feeling we could go with the track today. We only needed one run in every session, which doesn’t happen all the time, but it’s very enjoyable around here when the car works how you wish, especially on low fuel and fresh tyres. It’s very special"

"Tomorrow will be interesting; it’s hard on tyres here, so we will need to work to stay where we are"

Vettel also claimed pole position in Japan last season, but could only manage third place in the race.

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