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Vettel unable to explain lost time in qualifying

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has been left unable to explain why he lost pole position to Lewis Hamilton in the dying stages of British Grand Prix qualifying.

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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel in the post-qualifying press conference.

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel says he lost time during his final lap in Q3 on Silverstone’s straights and he doesn’t know why.

Vettel was “happy” with his first Q3 lap, which left him in P1, but Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton would later beat Vettel to pole position by just 0.044s.

“I don’t know why [the loss of time] happened, otherwise pole would have been there,” Vettel said.

Despite finishing in P2, Vettel is still confident and said this year’s car is quicker at the Brtish Grand Prix than last year’s.

Steven Walton is an 18-year-old Journalism Student at the Ara Institute of Canterbury. He previously attended St Andrew's College in Christchurch, where he excelled at History and Classical Studies. Steven is the Editor-in-Chief at Green Flag F1 and spends most of his days living, breathing, and immersing in the Formula 1 world.

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