What an amazing exclamation point from the four-time Formula 1 world champion and that’s why Sebastian Vettel was elated after taking a surprising fourth place in free practice for the Canadian Grand Prix (Sunday, 8pm live on RTL.de).
“…but at least everything has gone so far.”
The Aston Martin driver said on Sky: “It was amazing how well it went. I really enjoy the track. If you have confidence in the car, you can get more out of that track. We had a few things we wanted to try. We succeeded”, Vettel says. “Whether they are really better now or not, I’m not sure. But at least everything has gone well so far.”
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On his best lap on the fast track Gilles Villeneuve, Vettel was just 0.315 seconds slower than the best of the day, world champion and championship leader Max Verstappen at Red Bull. Otherwise, only Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz moved forward from the 34-year mark. Vettel says that frankly Aston Martin did not drive in qualifying on Friday. “We were actually on the road as usual. But I don’t know what the others were doing.”
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Saturday qualifier tickets (at 10 p.m. on RTL.de live) However, it should be adjusted: “We doubt it will be wet,” Vettel said. Dry but somewhat cool conditions are then expected for the ninth race of the season in Montreal.
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