Vettel: I can’t wait for Italian GP


He has already tasted success three times at the Italian GP, but this year's race at Monza will be "even more special" for Sebastian Vettel.

The Italian track has a special place in the four-time World Champion's heart as he won his maiden race as a Formula 1 driver there with Toro Rosso back in 2008 while he was also victorious with Red Bull in 2011 and 2013.

He will be hoping for more of the same this weekend as it will be first-ever race as a Ferrari driver at their home venue.

"Naturally, I’ve got a whole load of great memories and feelings linked to Monza and I always like coming here," he told "And being here with Ferrari makes it even more special.

"It’s not a demanding track physically, but that doesn’t mean it’s simple: you have to look after the brake system, because the long straights mean you reach the braking areas at high speed.

"The track characteristics require a low aerodynamic downforce set-up and this makes the car harder to drive. I am curious to see what it will be like driving at this track, partly because this year’s power unit is more powerful and also because I’m looking forward to meeting all our fans: I can’t wait."