Sebastian Vettel denies his pole was due to a personal resurgence at Suzuka

15-10-2019 18:30
by Bobby Vincent
F1 News
Sebastian Vettel denies his pole was due to a personal resurgence at Suzuka

After Sebastian Vettel's excellent lap during qualifying of the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, the four-time world champion has denied that this was due to a personal breakthrough and believes it was just because he had a "clean session".

Charles Leclerc has been tipped by journalists and even fellow Formula 1 drivers as the number one driver at Ferrari due to his recent performances in qualifying, and even on the raceday.

However, in qualifying for the race at Suzuka, it was all about Vettel, with the Ferrari driver producing two brilliant laps to start on pole for the race in Japan.

"No not really, I think it was just a clean session," Vettel said, as quoted by GPToday.net.

"I don’t think there was a particular problem. Obviously, we’ve been improving the car, especially since Singapore, the update helped us. It certainly helped me in areas where I struggled before.

"Overall, I think qualifying sessions on my side haven’t gone entirely smoothly, so maybe that one just went quite smooth.

"Both laps were clean, no issues preparing the lap and so on. I’m obviously happy with that."

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