Vettel harbouring victory hopes

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Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari has a chance of winning the Malaysian Grand Prix after splitting the two Mercedes in qualifying.

Vettel broke Mercedes chain of front rows in Malaysia with a stellar qualifying performance, putting his Ferrari very much in Hamilton's rear view mirrors for tomorrow's race. Damp track conditions justified a big effort on the part of Vettel to split the Mercedes drivers, but the German stepped up to the challenge, offering the Scuderia its first front row start since Malaysia in 2013.

Asked what he can achieve on Sunday, Vettel replied: "You never know, just look outside!

"Obviously when it starts to rain here – and there’s always a high chance – it can mix up things. I think it was an interesting qualifying session and the car felt good in both dry and wet conditions at the end.

"I’m reasonably happy and also the long runs look good on practice days, so we should be in good shape, but we know that [Mercedes] are difficult to beat. That’s ultimately why we turn up trying to win, so we will see what we can do tomorrow. Maybe it looks like we are a little bit closer here, but we will have to wait and see I guess. "

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