Canadian Grand Prix polesitter Sebastian Vettel says he should be in decent shape for Sunday’s race, regardless of weather conditions.
Vettel secured his third pole position of the season in tricky conditions in Montreal but is confident in any weather.
“It was very tricky today, especially as you never knew what the conditions were going to be like the next time you went out,” he said.
“It was intermediate tyres throughout, but it was extremely difficult to adapt as the conditions were constantly changing. In the last qualifying session we decided to have two runs; we thought the second would be quicker, as we had a new set of tyres for that, but it started to drizzle in the last sector, in particular in the chicane.”
“I went straight there on one lap and on the second I had a mistake somewhere else, so it turned out that the first run was the important one.”
“I think we had strong pace yesterday, so no matter what the conditions we should be in decent shape.”
Team-mate Mark Webber says he wanted more than fifth place and is hoping for dry conditions.
“It’s a bit of a mixed grid and I would have liked to have been a bit more comfortable than fifth, but in the end it’s what we got. There’s a long way to go tomorrow, so let’s see how it unfolds.”
“Dry conditions tomorrow are nicer for everyone as it makes it a bit more predictable and straightforward, and visibility here isn’t great here if it rains.”