Vettel backs Button to win at Silverstone… if rain turns race into lottery
16:21 GMT, 7 July 2012
Sebastian Vettel believes even Jenson Button could win Sunday's British Grand Prix if rain turns it into a 'pretty messy' affair.
The wet weather that has plagued the country these past few weeks wreaked havoc during today's qualifying at Silverstone, causing a 92-minute delay midway through the second session.
He's in there somewhere: Sebastian Vettel during qualifying at Silverstone
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Out of the gloom: Vettel powers his Red Bull round Stowe corner
'We will have to stop the race, get the red flag out and see what makes sense.
'If it's damp, slightly wet, there is always more risk, a bit more of a lottery that things can happen at any time in the race.
'It becomes important to simply stay on the track, have clean pit stops, to be on the right tyre at the right time.
'But anything is possible. Look at the race last year when one section was full of water, and yet at the back end of the track it was completely dry.
'It could be pretty messy tomorrow. Someone starting P18, Jenson, could win tomorrow. We'll see what happens.'
Waterworld: Abbey was awash with standing water during qualifying at Silverstone