"I think we are heading into a difficult weekend," said Vettel when asked about Aston Martin's competitive prospects at the Circuit of the Americas.
"We are changing the engine and therefore we are going to have a penalty. We will see what we can do from where we start and nevertheless, looking forward I think we can be strong here, how strong, we will see.
"You can [overtake], so I think it is a good place to do it and hopefully we will have an entertaining Sunday afternoon and get back in the mix."
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