TRACK INTERVIEWS Q: Well done Valtteri. Enjoy the evening. Sebastian, congratulations, I know after qualifying you put it on pole position, but I have to talk about the start – what happened? You moved and had to stop. Was that a mistake on your behalf? Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, I mean the lights were on a long… Continue reading FIA Sunday Press Conference – Japan (SV Quotes Only)
Sebastian Vettel Post Race: “We had a very good morning, but the afternoon was less good in terms of the result we were able to achieve as a team. The start wasn’t good for either me or Charles and without that, we could have had both cars fighting at the front. It was difficult today… Continue reading Vettel: Less good in terms of the result we were able to achieve as a team.
FP1: P3, 1:29.720 (+ 0.989), 26 laps | FP2: P5, 1:28.376 (+ 0.591), 37 laps Sebastian Vettel: “Today, was not too bad, at least it was better than it looked. We are in reasonable shape, but maybe we are lacking a bit of pace overall. Our rivals looked very comfortable right from the start of practice… Continue reading Vettel: We are lacking a bit of pace overall.
Sebastian Vettel on Thursday at Suzuka: “I feel the fans are special here and it’s particularly enjoyable to meet them as you can sense their affection and passion. I think if there are 80 mile an hour winds and it’s raining sideways, it’s unthinkable that we can go out on track. It’s not so much… Continue reading Vettel: The fans are special here.
Japanese Grand Prix Preview Sebastian Vettel: “Suzuka is probably my favourite circuit of the whole season. It is the only track in the championship that has a figure of eight layout and, in some ways, it reminds me of the sort of tracks we played on when I was a little kid. Except that there’s nothing… Continue reading Japan Preview: Suzuka is probably my favourite circuit of the whole season.
Race: 6th | Championship Standings: 2nd, 264 points Sebastian Vettel: ”Today, I found it quite inspirational walking through the garage and watching the guys work! All the team is fired up and that certainly helps, as the last couple of weeks haven’t been that easy. The spirit is unbroken despite everything. Races like this are a… Continue reading Vettel: I saw a gap and went for it on the inside.
Qualifying Q3: P9, 1:32.192 Sebastian Vettel: “At the beginning of Q3, I was asked if it was ok for me to go out on Inters and I said yes. Obviously, it was the wrong decision and now it’s easy to say, but it could have been the other way around. We thought there could have been… Continue reading Vettel: Not easy, but not impossible either.
FP1: P5, 1:29.685 (+ 0.994) | FP2: P3, 1:29.050 (+ 0.833) Sebastian Vettel: “All in all I am satisfied, as I think this Friday has been a smooth one for us, but we aren’t fast enough yet. Today we tried something with the car, which seemed to give a better feeling, so let’s see if we can carry… Continue reading Vettel: We keep working hard, doing our job.
© kymillman.com/f1 PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Sebastian, we saw quite a gap in performance between yourselves and Mercedes last weekend in Russia, particularly over one lap. How confident are you of closing that gap here at Suzuka – particularly at a track that’s been very kind to you in the past. Sebastian VETTEL: Well, within a week you… Continue reading FIA Thursday Press Conference – Japan (SV Quotes Only)
Sebastian Vettel | Japanese Grand Prix Preview Quotes “It has been only a few days since the last race in Sochi, so we hope that the track here suits us better and we can have a better weekend than in Russia. We have a strong car, but not a dominant one. There were races from… Continue reading Vettel: I love this track!