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Sebastian Vettel proved his powers of recovery by shrugging off a crash in practice to claim pole position on Saturday and move ever closer to a second successive world championship...

Hello from Japan!

After yesterday, today's success tastes even sweeter. We're all incredibly happy with pole and the fact that we start at the front tomorrow.

I guess the secret of our success was the fact we focused on ourselves and on getting the maximum out of the car.

The small collision on Friday was a bit of a shock, but luckily it had no long-term effects: the team did a great job in getting the car fixed and made sure that we were able to get on pole for tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix.

Lots of people are asking me about our goals for tomorrow, especially because we only need one point to tie up the F1 drivers’ world championship.

Well, if that was our only goal, we’d be aiming for 10th place but anyone who knows us and the way we race knows that we won't do that. Our goal is to fight, win and score 25 points, as usual. We won't settle for less.

Even though qualifying was hard work and very tight, we had a lot of fun out on the track, especially because of the amazing fans.

They keep on surprising us year after year with their passion and the creative way they express it.

Japan really is like nowhere else and we drivers really enjoy the contrast. We're just incredibly thankful for the Japanese fans and we hope to give them an amazing race tomorrow to prove how much we value them.

Talk to you tomorrow!


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