Seb: We can’t take anything for granted

Date published: April 29 2011

Sebastian Vettel is confident the Red Bull car will be quick in Turkey, but warns that the team can’t underestimate their competitors…

Sebastian Vettel is confident the Red Bull car will be quick in Turkey, but warns that the team can’t underestimate their competitors.

After winning the opening two races of the season in Australia and Malaysia with ease, Vettel and Red Bull were knocked off the top step of the podium in China by McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton.

The RB7 though is still considered the fastest car on the grid and they will no doubt be looking to return to winning ways at Istanbul Park next weekend.

Vettel cautions that they need to keep pushing very hard if they want to stay ahead.

“I like the Turkish circuit, it has all types of corners, slow and fast, like Turn 8,” he said.

“It’s an awesome corner, we try to take it flat year by year. It’s fast and extremely bumpy, so you can hardly see where you’re going – you turn in and hope for the best. Turkey is a hard track on tyres and it’s usually quite hot there – but I especially like the place as it’s where I had my first F1 test drive.

“Our car should be strong there, but of course we have to respect our competitors and can never take anything for granted. People are pushing hard, but we are pushing very hard too to maintain our strengths.”