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“I am confident there will be no such problems,” Vettel said.

Vettel said he was struggling “to get it together” in the first sector of the circuit and that the tail wind had been a factor.

“It was quite close, and I tried everything I had. But we are much closer to them here than we were in Silverstone. We have made some progress and are confident for tomorrow.

“We’ve done our homework and now it’s up to us. We are on the front row, which wasn’t quite enough for pole position, but I am looking forward to tomorrow,” said Vettel, who is seeking his first win on home soil.

Vettel holds a 21-point lead over Alonso in drivers’ standings after eight of 19 races.