Vettel 'not worried' despite going backwards

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17 March 2013 by TF1T Staff

Sebastian Vettel isn't worried by the fact he only had the third fastest car in Australia on Sunday, despite finishing third after starting on pole.

The Red Bull driver looked dominant during qualifying, leading to many believing he would run away with the victory. However it wasn't the case, as both Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso took the advantage and finished first and second respectively.

Vettel isn't concerned though and admits they had quicker cars on the day.

"I'm not worried, we have to admit sometimes that other people are faster," he said. "We were the third fastest car in the race but we can be happy with today. Clearly we wanted more, when you start from pole you want to win."

He pinpointed tyre management as the main concern and reason why he couldn't match Lotus and Ferrari.

"After a good start and first two-three laps the tyres were falling apart. We couldn't go as long as other people. I knew Fernando passed us at the stop, and I didn't know where the other car [Raikkonen] had come from. I never saw him so it was a little bit of a surprise."