• Singapore Grand Prix - FP2

Competition is 'tight' - Vettel

ESPNF1 Staff
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Sebastian Vettel was fastest on the supersoft tyre © Getty Images

Sebastian Vettel says that competition "looked pretty tight" following practice for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Vettel set the fastest time of the second session, beating Fernando Alonso by 0.201s, but the Ferrari looked much more competitive during the high fuel runs, beating the Red Bull consistently. While fuel loads are unknown, Vettel said that the track was always evolving which made it difficult to work out if one team had the edge over another.

"I wouldn't call it advantage, I think it looked pretty tight," Vettel is quoted by Autosport. "It depends where and when and who was out, we have to wait and see. It is Friday. Tomorrow is Saturday and we worry about FP3. Then qualifying and then the race. The feeling in the car was alright. We have to see. We have to look how the others were, do our homework tonight and then see what we can do tomorrow.

"We did work quite a bit, the car was good though. The baseline was not too bad, I think we can still have to make a good step overnight so now we see what the others did and we will do our homework."

Vettel also said that the busy nature of the second session meant he hadn't had time to see who else was competitive, but that Ferrari looked like being Red Bull's main challenger.

"I don't know. I didn't have as much time as you to look at the times so I was busy when I was on the track, but surely Ferrari looked quite competitive, Felipe as well at some stage, so we need to see. Jenson [Button] didn't have the best day today so we see what happens tomorrow."