Vettel unperturbed by German record

Thursday 4th July 2013

Share:

Vettel unperturbed by German record

Vettel unperturbed by German record

Sebastian Vettel concedes it would be "something special" to win a race in front of his home fans, but he insists there is no "extra pressure".

The three-time World Champion has 29 race victories to his name, but a win on German soil eludes him while he has also not won a race in the month of July.

Vettel, though, is not concerned about the statistics as he is more worried about long-term glory.

"I think it is much more important what we have achieved the last four years, in the last three years in particular," he said.

"I think we had good races in the past here, also in Hockenheim. So Germany in general. It was always close, but not good enough to win yet.

"But hopefully I have a little bit of time left to try again! We'll definitely try this weekend."

A home win, though, is always special, but Vettel insists he is not about to put extra pressure on himself just to achieve it.

"In terms of the Championship points you can score here, it's just the same as every other place," he added.

"Obviously it's something special to race in front of the home crowd and I feel quite happy to have the possibility to be honest. There are other guys in Formula 1 who don't have the possibility to race in their home country.

"But it's a privilege, it's not really extra pressure. It's nice to see the support we get and the fascination for Formula 1. Motorsport has a big standing in Germany, so it's good to come here, good to come to the Nurburgring. I like the track so we will see what [result] we get."

Turn Up The Lights, It's Race Day

Editor's Picks

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Lewis may have beaten Nico by 33 centimetres on Saturday, but on Sunday he finished 47 laps down the road...

Getting To Know Marchionne

Getting To Know Marchionne

Ferrari fans needn't be worried about Sergio Marchionne - he comes with a pedigree of turning round businesses...

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Luca di Montezemolo is Ferrari through and through, from spending time as Enzo Ferrari's assistant to assuming control in 1991...

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Twice this season Lewis Hamilton has accused Nico Rosberg of deliberately making a mistake. Was Monza number three?

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...