Vettel wary of Red Bull pace

By on Saturday, July 25, 2015
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel says the squad has to be wary of a resurgent Red Bull during the Hungarian Grand Prix, as he narrowly beat former team-mate Daniel Ricciardo to third place in qualifying.

Vettel was the fastest non-Mercedes driver but was only hundredths of a second ahead of Ricciardo, whose Red Bull team is performing stronger than it has so far in 2015 due to the characteristics of the Hungaroring, where the power unit has less of an impact.

"We had a great recovery from a bad day yesterday," said Vettel.

"For sure it was not easy to catch up, but all in all I’m proud that we stayed calm, improved the car and had a good turnaround from yesterday, with an optimum result.

"We know it will be tight tomorrow, but we’ll give our maximum. Remaining realistic, Mercedes is very strong and it would be very tough to beat them, but we also have to look behind us, at teams like Red Bull and Williams which are very strong.

"Red Bull in particular had a very good Friday but we still managed to out-qualify them today, which showed that we are quicker."

Kimi Raikkonen was fifth fastest and said that a water leak during the final practice session on Saturday morning did not aid his progress.

"This morning we had some issues and could not run with the soft tyres: for sure this did not help and it was a bit of unknown for qualifying, but it was not too bad and the behavior of the car was pretty good," he said.

"Tomorrow I’ll be on the clean side of the starting grid, we’ll try to make a good start and see what happens in the first few corners."

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