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Sebastian Vettel overjoyed with pole position for Mexico Grand Prix

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Sebastian Vettel secured his 50th career pole in Mexico on Saturday, and judging by his reaction on the team radio, the German 30-year-old was very happy.

Vettel has not had the best 2017 season, despite likely finishing second in the Drivers' Championship.

It has been a very difficult past few weeks for the Ferrari number one, where he has been accused of dangerous driving, thereby causing a nasty crash in Baku, for which he somehow escaped a serious sanction.

That wasn't all, however.

Problems in Malaysia, Shanghai, and Japan followed for the German, which all-but ended his title hopes.

That looks to be in the past, however, as the 30-year-old showed an improved performance in Mexico, though, he also said that Ferrari has to be on top for the final sessions of the season if the Scuderia has any chance of catching Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG.

The British 32-year-old starts from third in Mexico and has a 66-point lead over his rival, which should be enough to secure the title.

"We have to maximise every session,” the 30-year-old told the BBC following qualifying.

“Today is really important and tomorrow [Sunday] we [will] see.

“It is not as much in my control as I would like it to be. We go all out and attack.

"We deserve a good result.

“Ferrari deserves a good result. So we see what we can do tomorrow."

As for Vettel's reaction on the team radio after securing pole position, it's safe to say he was one very happy German.

After being told it was pole position by his team, Vettel reacted by making some rather bizarre noises, highlighting his delight at the drive.

Watch his reaction in the video below.

After a torrid few weeks for Vettel, it's nice to hear him so happy once again.

How long it will continue mind is a new matter all together.

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