Vettel takes blame for missing pole

By on Saturday, May 25, 2013

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Sebastian Vettel admitted that he made a couple of errors during his final Q3 run during qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Vettel locked up into Mirabeau and eventually missed out on pole position by just over a tenth of a second.

The reigning world champion will line up in third place behind Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.

"I was a bit annoyed with my flying lap in Q3; I think I maybe pushed a bit too hard here and there. The start of the lap wasn’t bad, but also it wasn’t great; with hindsight I should have gone for two flying laps at the start of Q3 and not one, but I decided for that," he said.

"I thought the tyres would be good enough for the first lap. I have been struggling all weekend, but in the end it was tight. Pole was probably possible today, but we are third. I think with the Mercedes in front, it was expected that they would be strong. We have a good race car and should be able to do well from there tomorrow."

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