- Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Red Bull
Vettel wary of 'exceptionally quick' Lotus
Sebastian Vettel expects Lotus to be a big threat in Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix because it is "exceptionally quick".
After Romain Grosjean was fastest in the first practice session on Friday, Vettel topped the times in FP2 from team-mate Mark Webber. Red Bull also showed strong pace over the long runs but Vettel admits he is wary of the pace Lotus can set and believes its tyre life could make it a real challenger for victory in the race.
"We'll see, I think the usual suspects to be honest," Vettel said. "Lotus I think is exceptionally quick around here, especially come Sunday I think they are able to pull off very strong pace later on in the stint so we need to keep an eye on them. Also Mercedes, in particular for one lap for tomorrow. I haven't seen much of Ferrari today - I don't know what they did but judging the long run pace is difficult because I just finished mine."
With Vettel having pitted after complaining of a strange smell he confirmed Red Bull thought it was nothing to do with his car.
"Initially I thought there might be something wrong; I hadn't farted! But I think Jenson [Button] had a tyre failure somewhere ahead of me and it was rubbing on some bodywork and that's why there was this burnt smell."
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