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Sebastian Vettel believes he could have set a faster lap time during this afternoon's qualifying session for the Indian Grand Prix, despite marking his 35th pole position in Formula 1. The Red Bull driver, who pipped team-mate Mark Webber to Saturday honours, admitted that he was slightly more cautious after an early Q3 mistake.
"I think first of all it was a tight session, especially at the end," said Vettel. "On my first run I made a mistake at Turn 4, so I had to abort the lap. That was not as it had been planned. We decided to go for another run and had only one set of tyres left.
"Fortunately I got the lap together, so I'm very happy. I could have been a bit faster, especially around Turn 4 as I made sure I wasn't locking up the fronts. But all in all it has been a great weekend so far."
Despite his impressive one lap pace, Vettel admits that Sunday's Grand Prix will be more of a challenge, with his rivals set to be stronger on higher fuel loads.
"You know the races these days, a lot of things can happen," he added. "But, this is the best possible position to start. It'll be a hard race coming up tomorrow, it was a bit of a surprise on Friday as people around us looked competitive."
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