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Vettel hopes to maintain advantage at Silverstone

ESPN Staff
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Sebastian Vettel was dominant at Valencia until his retirement from the race © Sutton Images
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Sebastian Vettel hopes that Red Bull is able to "confirm the feeling we had in Valencia" at the British Grand Prix next weekend.

Having comfortably taken pole position for the European Grand Prix Vettel was dominant in the race as he opened up a 20-second lead before a safety car period. His alternator failed soon afterwards, however, and he was forced to retire as Fernando Alonso took victory.

When asked by ESPNF1 if he thought the pace advantage could be maintained at Silverstone Vettel replied: "Well we hope so.

"I think Silverstone is a very different track in terms of speed range - Valencia is fairly low speed. Weather wise is going to be very different I think! I would be surprised if we have 30 degrees and sunshine in Silverstone, but why not? Maybe the English summer is treating us differently this year!

"I think it will be interesting, as I said it's a very different track all in all. It's important for us to ideally confirm the results or confirm the feeling we had in Valencia - but not the result!"