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Aston Martin's qualifying was disastrous, finding themselves behind the majority of their midfield rivals and seemingly losing the pace from FP3 that generated such excitement ahead of qualifying. 

The AMR22 proved enough to allow Sebastian Vettel to put himself at the top of the timing sheets in a slippery Free Practice. Still, the Quadruple World Champion was left baffled after qualifying, at a loss as to why the car felt so different from the morning session.

Team principal Mike Krack gave the race some of the team's ideas as to why qualifying was such a challenging session for the team:

"We ran quite a lot this morning, and the pressures didn't come up very well.

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So we had to take a lot of laps to build pressures. And we thought that the conditions were quite similar [for qualifying].

But we had 20 cars on track in the afternoon, which were probably drying the track or making the track faster, much, much quicker than we were anticipating.

Then we ran out of time. You're there, and you try to make the best out of it.

And had we managed into Q2, we would have been able to adjust it in time or to make further adjustments. But we ran out of time.

We should have done a further step."

The Silverstone-based team will take some solace in their solid race pace from Friday Practice, allowing them to fight their way up the grid and capture valuable points.