Defending world champion Sebastian Vettel still confident that Red Bull RB8 is capable for 2012 title. Vettel done second place in Melbourne and he dropped from fourth to eleventh place in Malaysia he was touch a contact with HRT’s Narain Karthikeyan and forced to change a punctured tyre.
“Of course I would have preferred a slightly better start, but it’s a long season,” Vettel told Sport Bild.
“We have a very good car and I still have a good chance – it is still the goal to fight for the title. Only a few hours ago I was in the simulator, preparing for China and Bahrain. We should hopefully have a few good improvements, but we need to prove that at the tracks.”
“It doesn’t help if we are the fastest only in certain conditions, rather than consistently,” he told Servus TV. “To tell you the truth, at the moment it’s almost as though the car decides when it is the fastest, and when it is not.”
“I lost a solid fourth place so that’s obviously disappointing,” Vettel said. “Sometimes you let some emotion show and I don’t think someone should be ashamed about that. It’s part of the sport.”
“We have told our team manager to talk to both Marussia and Hispania about getting their drivers to simply pay more attention,” he said. “They are driving in another league, they’re six or eight seconds slower, and so they need to watch out more than they do. They are 12 points Vettel lost that could be crucial in the world championship.”
“You’ve just been in a race, you’ve seen the chance of possibly a third place go away – you’re naturally upset because he’s a human as well. I think we can understand an emotional reaction.” Vettel said.
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