Sebastian Vettel is aiming to redeem himself at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday following his disappointing race in the season-opening race in Bahrain.
The Red Bull driver secured his second consecutive pole position on Saturday after having started from the top spot at Sakhir two weeks ago. However, Vettel had to settle for fourth place in the race, after being hit by a problem with a spark plug, having led for most of the event. Now the German wants to have a trouble-free race tomorrow and get the win he thought he deserved in Bahrain.
"I think the main thing is to finish, see the checkered flag this time," said Vettel, who last year retired after a crash with Robert Kubica. "Last year we were close, only a couple of laps.
"Now we have a rough idea what is happening on Sunday, meaning everyone will jump in with a lot of fuel. It will be more bumpy and more difficult to control. It is a long race."
Vettel will start ahead of Red Bull teammate Mark Webber as the Red Bull squad enjoyed a perfect day.
"Obviously, it is a great result for both of us and the team," he added. "It's Mark's home race – it's a little bit funny because last year he set the pole in Germany, so it is kind of revenge."
He added: "I think we did a good step into qualifying again with the car improving, and the final session was all about 'Does it start to rain or not?'
"I think I lost a little at the last corner into the main straight, but it was a very, very good lap. I am very happy and the result says it all.
"I am looking forward to tomorrow, it is quite good to start in front. We don't know how messy it might get tomorrow, there is a lot happening at Albert Park, safety car, no safety car, but it's good to start in front. I am happy."