Sebastian Vettel has shrugged off reports suggesting that tomorrow’s Korean Grand Prix could being a wet race, believing that he can continue his good form at the circuit regardless of the weather conditions.
The German driver dominated proceedings in qualifying on Saturday morning, easing to his sixth pole position of the season by over two-tenths of a second from Lewis Hamilton and teammate Mark Webber. As he goes in pursuit of a fourth consecutive win in 2013 and a third victory in Korea, Vettel is confident of a good performance come rain or shine.
“In terms of conditions, we should be okay if it’s dry or wet tomorrow; it’s not clear if we get some rain from the typhoon, but let’s see what happens,” Vettel said.
Typhoon Fitow that is set to hit areas westwards of the Korean peninsula, but any smaller storms or rain showers around the direct path of the tropical storm could see the grand prix on Sunday be the first wet race of the season.
Vettel managed to set his fastest time with his first run in Q3 with his rivals failing to beat his provisional time once the checkered flag had fallen. However, he is unsure whether he would have been able to beat the time himself.
“It was close today,” Vettel explained. “I had a very good lap in Q3 on my first attempt and thought I would find it hard to do better. We improved the car from yesterday as I wasn’t entirely happy with it after the second practice.”
Having led 93% of all laps in the history of the Korean Grand Prix, Vettel will certainly fancy his chances of taking another step towards a fourth consecutive world championship in 2013 by winning the race tomorrow.