Vettel 'very happy' with qualifying lap

By on Saturday, June 11, 2016
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel declared himself "very happy" with his final Q3 effort as he secured third place on the grid for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Vettel clocked a time of 1:12.990 to end qualifying as the only non-Mercedes driver to dip below the 1:13s mark, as he finished within two-tenths of a second of pole sitter Lewis Hamilton.

"I think going into qualifying I thought it was possible," Vettel said when asked whether pole position was on his mind.

"As a driver you always feel there’s a little bit more. On my last lap I was very happy in general, but maybe a bit greedy out of Turn 10, not greedy enough into Turn 6.

"But there wasn’t a lot to grab otherwise. I wanted to get below the 1:13s mark as I knew it would be very close with Mercedes.

"I did that but missed out by one hundredth, so that little bit was missing.

"Overall I think we have a great car, we did a step [forward] so I’m happy with how the weekend has turned out. I feel in general very comfortable and enjoyed qualifying."

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