• Italian Grand Prix - FP2

We weren't quick enough - Vettel

ESPN Staff
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Sebastian Vettel didn't finish either practice session in the top ten © Sutton Images

Sebastian Vettel says Red Bull is "not as quick as we would like to be" over one lap following Friday practice for the Italian Grand Prix.

In a close session when the top eight drivers were covered by less than 0.3s, Vettel was 1.1s slower than pace-setter Lewis Hamilton down in 13th place. He admitted that in qualifying trim the car is not quick enough, but thinks Red Bull has enough data to try and find more pace having completed 49 laps himself throughout the day.

"I think overall we are not as quick as we would like to be, so some work to do I guess," Vettel said.

"I don't know what we did and what the others did, but I think we are probably more competitive in race trim. But for sure today wasn't as good for true pace - I think you could see that we weren't quick enough so a lot to do. But so far we ran through our programme, we didn't have any problems so a lot to go through and learn from."

Vettel admitted that Red Bull is not currently in a position to challenge for pole in qualifying on Saturday.

"I think it looked pretty tight at the top in general, so for us we are a little bit away from that. We need to make sure we do a step for tomorrow and then we'll see."