Sebastian Vettel said Red Bull have done the “first step” by taking pole position in Melbourne:
“Surely we have done the first step and I think starting the season that way obviously is like you want to.
“And it’s just a good sign for all of us in the team. We’ve been working very, very hard to get the new car, RB7, where it is now, and I think it’s down to the people working in the factory plus the people down here, preparing the car and getting it ready.
“It was obviously a pleasure today, quite fast and I’m very happy with the result. But, surely, if you look at the points, we have zero points like everybody else, so we’ll have to see tomorrow.”
Vettel said the Pirelli tyres are lasting longer than expected which he thinks is “promising” for Sunday’s race:
“Coming here we were all surprised how well they were working on one lap and also, what we have seen on Friday, with a bit more fuel in the, was quite promising for Sunday. So we’ll see how we get on.”
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