"For us, as a team, really ideal weekend given the circumstances, how we started today, me in ninth place". With hindsight it is easy but at the time [the tyres] felt okay'. "If you don't know now that my preparation is mostly on point, then I guess you never will", added the victor of 57 grands prix. Valtteri did an exceptional job coming back from all that way down... With Lewis Hamilton running such a flawless race here in Great Britain, Kimi Raikkonen would have needed to get the jump on him off the line.
Vettel had been running third when he suffered a puncture with two laps remaining and had to pit for a new tyre - just moments after the same fate had befallen Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen.
The Briton cut Vettel's world championship lead to one point following a supreme performance. "It was quite said, I don't have a lot to say", he told the team's official twitter feed.
"I'm very fortunate that I know what is right for me". "In the morning, it was a little more tricky and, obviously the conditions were not easy, they were changing a lot, but the vehicle behaved as good as I think it could". I needed to make sure I got that lap in.
"I feel like this is the best I've ever driven".
We saw in Austria that a ideal start can mean a flawless race.
These included children from the Starlight charity for terminally-ill children, from Great Ormond Street Hospital and Billy Monger, a junior British racing driver who lost his lower legs in April this year in an accident.
'Kimi I think had similar issues, and his tyres were at least five or six laps fresher. Consistency is really why they're in the lead, they've got a great auto and they're performing on the top level.