Having been 0.6s off the pace in FP1 and just 0.1s behind second-placed Nico Rosberg, Vettel dropped further back in the afternoon session and was nearly a second adrift of Rosberg's pace-setting time. When asked about being a second behind Rosberg in FP2, Vettel replied: "It is a second too much.
"We didn’t get the best timing for our run, it was tricky for everyone, a couple of drops of rain, but overall, I think it was a difficult day. We can still improve. Looking forward to doing the analyse now and hopefully tomorrow we can do a step forward."
And Vettel believes the key to finding more performance on Saturday will come down to which team gets the tyres to work best.
"I think everyone is struggling a lot on the tyres, I think they are quite tricky to work with. I think it’s slippery for everyone. I tried to do the best I could, maybe it wasn’t quick enough. I think we can improve for tomorrow, the car is moving around quite a lot."
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