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Vettel and Red Bull surprised by supremacy

The reigning World Champion did not expect to be so comfortably in front at the Hungaroring
Friday, July 26, 2013

BUDAPEST, July 26, 2013 (AFP) - A dominant Sebatian Vettel said he was surprised by the supremacy of his Red Bull team after topping the times in Friday's two free practice sessions for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The 26-year-old German finished fastest ahead of his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber in both sessions.

Afterwards he said: "I think it is too early to tell. First practice and second practice were very good for us, which I think is a bit of a surprise...

"You try to do what you can and you don't know where the others are, but I think tomorrow (Saturday) will be closer and we have to make sure we get everything out of the car tomorrow."

Vettel, who leads Fernando Alonso of Ferrari by 34 points in the drivers championship, added: "It's nice when you feel in control of the car and you can play around. I think the car suits the track.

"There is still a bit of work to do, but we need to make sure we get everything out of the car tomorrow."

Webber, who finished just 0.044s behind Vettel in second practice, was also upbeat about the day's work.

"We will see what the opposition are doing a little bit tonight, generally we focused on ourselves today and did a pretty good job, I must say," he said.

"We had a bit of traffic I think, but apart from that it was pretty smooth, to be honest... Everyone is doing their own programme.

"In the end we kept our head down, shifted away at our own agenda and we don't have a huge amount to go through tonight as the car ran seamlessly. That is a nice bonus in terms of data tonight." 

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