Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel has put himself in a good spot to win his 13th race of the 2013 season, having captured the pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday. If Vettel is able to emerge victorious on Sunday — which, considering he’s won eight races in a row, is very likely — he’d tie the single-season wins record set by the legendary Michael Schumacher in 2004.
Vettel told reporters afterwards that he was very happy with his performance on the rain-soaked day:
I was so happy after the quali, especially Q3. It took a long time for us to get out, there was a lot of rain after Q2…we had to wait. If there’s too much water on the track, the risk of aquaplaning is too high.
I was surprised by the margin. When I was told I was very happy, I even mixed up Spanish and Portuguese and was on the radio saying ‘ole, ole’. I don’t know the expression in Portuguese.
Maybe someone can tell me today and hopefully I’ll have another chance tomorrow (Reuters).
Vettel’s Red Bull teammate Mark Webber will start in second on Sunday in what will be his final Formula One race. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso will start in third.