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Vettel expecting very close race

Sebastian Vettel, Red BullSebastian Vettel is expecting a close fight for victory in the Canadian Grand Prix after securing yet another pole position on Saturday.

The Red Bull driver will start from the top spot for the sixth time in seven races, after beating Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in today's qualifying.

Vettel secured pole despite the Montreal circuit expected to be the least favourable for Red Bull this season.

The world champion reckons, however, that the race will be very difficult.

"I think we made up some ground from last year. We know this is not our strongest track, we love high-speed corners. But we had the fastest package today so we can be confident.

"The runs we had were very confident. Surely it is never easy and it will not be easy tomorrow, like in the last two races. We are ready to fight so we will see what happens tomorrow."

He added: "At this stage everyone looks after themselves and in qualifying you know it is between you and your car. Tomorrow is a different ballpark.

"We have seen in the last two races in particular that it will be close, and we don't expect anything other than that. Tomorrow is a new day and a new adventure."

Vettel also conceded that Red Bull cannot afford to have any KERS issues in the race if he is to fight for victory, after team-mate Mark Webber was forced to missed final practice because of problems with the system.

"If I have a problem then I have no choice, I cannot stop them. This weekend I had no problems and it looks as good as it can be. With our KERS there is a bigger risk than the Ferrari engine blowing up, but Mark had a problem this afternoon. I think they can be able to fix it tonight but we have to wait and see."

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