Sept.22 – The Championship leader Sebastian Vettel sys he has not won anything yet and he is in no hurry to lock his second successive title. And he is very confident doing well in Singapore as Red Bull’s normal job.
The reigning world champion 112 point lead over the Fernando Alonso and six races remaining this season.
“Would, could, should… so far we haven’t won anything,” Vettel told the Media in Singapore on Thursday. “We are in a good position but still have some way to go. We have to race and doing our normal job, try to achieve our best. It is one of the most difficult tracks for cars and drivers; it is a long way to the chequered flag.
“Obviously a lot of people talk about it, but certain things have to happen. It reminds me of the situation we faced in Abu Dhabi last year, where people came up every two/three minutes giving another option, what is possible out of 1,147 options. This could be one, that is not the objective or target this weekend – the target is to optimise our performance.
“Generally out target going into this season was to defend the title. W are in a very good position and there is no reason the target should change. It doesn’t matter when, it matters that it happens.”
“I think there is always pressure on me and us because we want to achieve our best every single weekend, and achieve our maximum,” he said. If there is a possibility or a chance to win we want to go for it. I don’t feel any extra pressure trying to win the championship here or win it in one particular place. We just have to remind ourselves what the target was going into the season, it was not to win the championship in Singapore, it was to win the championship itself.”
Vettel says the Singapore night race will be inflexible, but he still thinks that the tough battle with McLaren and Ferrari.
“It will be a long weekend, a very long race, it is nearly two hours, longer than the other races we have during the season. Ferrari were competitive last year, we were equally matched but couldn’t get past on the track. Hopefully this year is the other way around.
“On this circuit it’s hard to predict who is going to be competitive. I think we will be fighting McLaren and Ferrari, but Mercedes could have a good chance here. It is a circuit where the car is important but the driver can make a difference.”
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