Sebastian Vettel says it is unlikely that Ferrari will be able to replicate its pace from last month's Singapore Grand Prix as Formula 1 returns to action in Russia.
Vettel dominated to secure victory in Singapore on the Soft and Super Soft tyre compounds, the same set which will be used in Russia this weekend.
However, Vettel downplayed suggestions that Ferrari could be well placed to repeat such pace at Sochi.
"I think here it will be quite different, it’s a completely different track, and other than the compounds I don’t think there are many similarities to Singapore: but if the result were the same I wouldn’t mind," he said.
"I think the weather this weekend could play a big role, maybe tomorrow we won’t use the Soft and Super Soft tyres at all…we will see.
"Last year it was a difficult track to get everything together, the gaps between the cars was fairly big, because the people was struggling more than usual.
"You need to get everything right, this is what we try to focus on. Last year it was not much of an exciting race for me, whereas in general I think this year we have a competitive car, a competitive package. It would be nice to be on the podium at the end of the race."