Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/6/13
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Sebastian Vettel says he's happy enough with second place on the grid in Germany, despite being eased out by Lewis Hamilton at his home race. Vettel was briefly fastest after his second run in qualifying, but Hamilton went quicker right at the end. "I think it was quite close," said Vettel. "I think I tried everything I had; the car felt fine. I think we were struggling a little bit this afternoon in the first sector, losing a little bit of time there and then trying to catch up. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough, but it looks like we are much closer to them here than we were in Silverstone. "So, I think we've made some progress and have all confidence for tomorrow. We had a good run yesterday, looking at the race. I think we did our homework, and now obviously it's up to us. We put the car in the first row. It wasn't quite enough for pole position, but we should have a good race from there. I'm looking forward to the race tomorrow." Vettel admitted things hadn't quite gone right ...
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