June.20 – The championship leader Sebastian Vettel confess qualifying will be very important this weekend as there are few overtaking places at the “tricky” Valencia circuit.
“The atmosphere around the harbour in Valencia is quite similar to Monaco, except that the paddock is bigger and the garages are larger,” said the Vettel. The circuit is a street circuit, but the average speed (200kph) is extremely high, so it’s tricky.
“In general you need a lot of wing for the corners and less for the relatively long straights, which means you have to find a compromise. There are no run-off zones, so you can’t make any mistakes – a small slide and you end up in the wall…
“Overtaking is difficult and the only real possibility is in Turn 12. We had a good race there last year and the car should be good. I’m looking forward to it.”
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