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'It's not just between the Red Bulls' - Vettel

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Sebastian Vettel: "I wouldn't be surprised if tomorrow looks a little bit different" © Sutton Images
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Sebastian Vettel does not think the Indian Grand Prix will be a private battle between the two Red Bull cars this weekend, despite dominating Friday practice.

Vettel was 0.118s faster than team-mate Mark Webber in second practice but was 0.599s faster than his next nearest rival Fernando Alonso. However, long-run pace appeared to be much closer and Vettel is not ruling out any of his rivals.

"It's not between Mark and myself, I think it's between all of us," he said. "I think Friday is always difficult on a day like this and on a circuit like that because when you are out doing your new tyre run track improvement is quite big. I wouldn't be surprised if tomorrow looks a little bit different, but we've had worse Fridays so I'm quite happy."

He added: "I think we can be quite happy that we didn't have any major issues. We were able to test a few things and now we need to see whether we made progress and hope we make more tomorrow."

Lap times dropped significantly as the track conditions improved and Vettel said that meant the timing of a driver's fast lap was often more important than the time itself.

"The track improvement is massive, at least that's what we found. I don't know how the others did because I usually switch off the timing screens on a Friday, but the circuit kept improving and there was quite a lot of grip at the end as the circuit just got better. I was quite surprised on the long run and I think it was the same for everyone as lap times just kept getting better."