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Vettel says European GP overtaking will be some risk

Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel says that Valencia overtaking is possible but only with some risk, 2012 F1 campaign will joins next weekend’s European Grand Prix at Valencia.

In last race weekend Vettel start from pole and finished fourth due to unsuccessful one-stop strategy.

“In Valencia, we drive an average of more than 200kph, which means it’s one of the fastest street circuits in Formula One,” said Vettel.

“Overtaking is possible, but only with some risk. The reason is that the air turbulence created by cars driving closely behind each other doesn’t disappear as it normally would due to the high walls around the track; you lose grip and, in some extreme cases, you have to lift the throttle. The start-finish straight in Valencia is special because it’s not very long, it turns into a fast right corner which we take at 290kph.”

Vettel’s team-mate Mark Webber hints that very difficult to predict how we might go in Valencia and he added that Red Bull targets gain the positions in both championships.

“Obviously it’s very difficult to predict how we might go in Valencia, as we’ve clearly seen with seven winners and plenty of different podiums,” said Webber.

“Our main goal is to improve our positions in both championships, so personally for me in the Drivers’ Championship and of course the team is looking to keep a good margin in the Constructors’.

“I know everyone in Milton Keynes has been working incredibly hard in between the two races.”


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