Vettel puts brave face on Ferrari's bittersweet qualifying

Formula One F1 - Austrian Grand Prix - Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria - June 29, 2019 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel during qualifying REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel's hopes of delivering Ferrari's first win of the Formula One season suffered a setback in Austria on Saturday after he had to watch from the pits while team mate Charles Leclerc qualified on pole position.

On a day when the Italian team enjoyed a rare edge over dominant Mercedes, the German missed out on the final top 10 qualifying shootout as mechanics worked on the engine pneumatic system.

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