However, despite having better one-lap pace on Saturday, Vettel admits that he could not put together a strong lap at the end of Q3.
He told reporters: "I'm not happy with that final lap, I was pushing a bit too hard and didn't get it all together, so I'm not entirely happy, but it is what it is now.
"I think pole could have been in our grasp. We'll hope to have a good race tomorrow, with good pit stops and a good strategy and we'll see what we can do from there. I think we have good speed, but everyone seems to have good speed here. It's a long race, so we'll see how the tyres work and what we can do."