Disappointed Vettel feels pole was possible
29 March 2014 – Sebastian Vettel was left to rue a timing error during Saturday's qualifying session for the Malaysian Grand Prix, having failed to make the cut for a second flying lap on his final Q3 run.
The Red Bull driver missed out on pole position to Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton by five hundredths of a second, and reckons there was plenty more to come on a second attempt.
"For sure Q3 was not perfect; I would have loved to have had a second go," said Vettel after qualifying.
"On the first attempt there was some time to gain here and there. The margin was definitely possible to go that much faster, but then Lewis could have gone faster. Could, would, should..."
Despite missing out on the top spot, Vettel is still pleased with the position he is in for tomorrow's Grand Prix.
"It's definitely good to be on the front row," he said. "I think I'm on the right side of the grid. This is a good result."
In the sister Red Bull, Daniel Ricciardo qualified fifth fastest.