Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2010

“Nico was better than all of us” – Vettel

Brazilian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Brazilian Grand Prix pole sitter Nico H???lkenberg says he’s “enjoying the moment” after putting his Williams on pole position for the first time in his career.

Speaking in the press conference after qualifying he said:

It’s amazing, I still can’t believe that I’ve done it. A big, big thank you to the team, they got a good car together for qualifying.

To go on slicks was obviously the right decision. My engineer told me on my last lap I was good in the rankings already and I was just squeezing everything out of my car I could, trying to do a very smooth lap and not get on any wet parts and make a mistake.

A very nice surprise for us it’s great to be on pole. I’m very, very happy obviously and just enjoying the moment.
Nico H???lkenberg

Sebastian Vettel, who shares the front row with the Williams driver, said:

At first I thought I’d missed pole by a tenth but then I saw the other digit was a four instead of a five so it was one second!

Congratulations to Nico, it was very tricky in these conditions, very easy to do a mistake. Obviously we were targeting for pole but Nico was better than all of us today.
Sebastian Vettel

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