Vettel promises to 'push hard' in Japan
9 October 2013 – Sebastian Vettel has vowed to push hard to deliver a strong result in the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend.
Vettel won in Korea last Sunday and his fifth triumph from the last six races has put him on the brink of clinching his fourth F1 Drivers’ title, something he could do in Suzuka, although for that to happen he will need to take the victory and the maximum 25 points, with Fernando Alonso, his closest rival finishing no higher than ninth.
“I’ll be pushing hard to deliver a strong result at Suzuka,” said the Red Bull driver in the build-up to the 15th round in the 2013 F1 World Championship.
“It is my favourite track and it is the most beautiful race track along with the Nordschleife and Macau, it is a dream to drive.”
“Overtaking is harder than it looks here, however,” Vettel added. “It is possible to misjudge the braking and if the car in front does not cooperate, then there is a chance to have a collision.”
Team-mate Mark Webber meanwhile is another that is a fan of the circuit: “It is one of the best in the world, the fans are unbelievably passionate and they love their motorsport – they treat us like real gladiators, so it’s a special atmosphere.
“My favourite part of the circuit is the first sector and the most challenging corner on the track is Degner one,” concluded the Aussie.