• Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - FP2

Vettel happy with strong Friday

ESPNF1 Staff
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Sebastian Vettel finished the day second fastest © Getty Images

Sebastian Vettel confessed himself happy with his Friday's work after he finished quickest in free practice 1 and second fastest behind Lewis Hamilton in free practice 2.

"Obviously a very strong early afternoon, and the night was different conditions," said Vettel. "Overall I am pretty happy, there is a bit of lap time still to gain and now we need to see - we have to see the pace of the other cars, and how strong we are in comparison to them. Hopefully we can pick up the pace and look to tomorrow."

Despite his strong showing on Friday, Vettel expects it to be a lose fight between Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari as the critical weekend unfolds.

"I think you never know what to expect unless you have the chance to drive the car. Now we have had the chance and we are up there. We were always pretty close so it looks quite good, but tight - in the late evening Ferrari looked competitive and McLaren did. It was tight as expected, hopefully we can pick up some pace and then be a bit ahead tomorrow."