Vettel believes Red Bull must speed up
12 October 2012 – Sebastian Vettel may have topped the timesheets at Yeongam on Friday ahead of this weekend’s Korean Grand Prix, but admits that the race could be a close call. The German led the way with a best lap time of 1:38.832, edging out team-mate Mark Webber by just 32 thousandths of a second.
“All in all we can be quite happy, but I think it looks extremely tight,” said Vettel, now just four points behind Fernando Alonso in the World Championship. “I’m not happy with every run we had today, but I think the track was changing quite a lot this morning so it was better than we expected.
“This afternoon it was quite slippery to start with but then I think it got a little bit better, so all in all the car felt alright and now we see what we can do for tomorrow. I think we have to improve ourselves to match the others.”
Vettel clinched the first Formula 1 pole position for the Korea International Circuit in 2010, then won last year’s race after passing Lewis Hamilton on the opening lap.