Sebastian Vettel did a sensational job in qualifying, putting his Aston Martin in P5. However, he admitted that he could have done better if he had not been “too greedy” in Q3.
The conditions during the Belgian GP qualifying were far from ideal since a heavy thunderstorm hit the track. That caused Lando Norris to crash and the red flag was brought out.
As soon as the conditions improved, the drivers went back on track, and Vettel managed to qualify in P5, admitting that there was still room for improvement.
“It was good fun,” he said. “I enjoyed it, it was very difficult, but overall a long session. Good to be higher up on the grid, hopefully, we can use that opportunity tomorrow.
“I think there was a little bit more, at least one position, maybe a couple more. I went off on the last lap in my fastest attempt in Turn 8, I was a bit too greedy I guess, and locked up, but still happy with the day.”
Vettel explained that due to the rain, some easy flat-out corners become more difficult and everything becomes more challenging.
“You go with the conditions, so it’s very difficult,” added Vettel. “You have some corners where you just don’t know and you have to get them right straight away, like Eau Rouge or Blanchimont.
“They become corners when it is wet which is enjoyable. But if you push too much, it can be very costly. It’s been very slippery today, difficult to get the tires where you wanted them to be.
“For us, it worked out, so overall, I think we did more right than wrong today.”