I was in total control - Vettel

Sep 26, 2011 - 11:23
  • Red Bull-Renault driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates his victory on the podium during the awards ceremony for Formula Ones Singapore Grand Prix on September 25, 2011. PHOTO/ AFP

SINGAPORE, Sept 26, 2011 (AFP) - Sebastian Vettel said he was in total control as he claimed victory at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday under the lights despite Jenson Button cutting his lead to less than two seconds.

The 24-year-old German, who moved within a point of winning his second drivers' title in succession, said: "First of all, I am very, very pleased with the result.

"The car was fantastic all the way through. When we could push we could pull away easily.

"Towards the end, I faced five cars with lots of groups, so it was not that big a margin, but I was in control.

"And this was such a fantastic result. I really love the track, I love the challenge, I think it is the longest race.

"The car was fantastic. Engine-wise everything was fantastic, we were in a comfortable position for most of the race, which is handy around here.

"For the championship it looks like we have another chance at the next race."

Vettel, who still needs a point from the remaining five races to win a second title, refused to get carried away.

"I feel capable, but I still have to do it," he said.

"With the races we had so far, it should not be a problem. But it is over when it is over.

"The team is doing a great job. I am feeling very comfortable with the team, with the car and we are on top of our game.

"There is no secret, but it is just everyone is able to rely on the other one and together we are pulling in the same direction, one direction. I think it is very enjoyable at the moment.

"The car is fantastic and most of the time I have good Sunday afternoons or Sunday evenings."

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