Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull – 2012 Qualifying – 6th, 2012 Race – 2nd
“I like the beach and Melbourne is a great place to be. There’s a nice vibe to the city and the food in the restaurants is always good – I like the track there too.
Australia is an amazing country – it’s great that you can see animals you’d only otherwise see in zoos, such as kangaroos and koalas; and the nature they have there is impressive with the outback. It’s such a shame that I only get to see a small amount of the country – but each year I see a bit more, which I always enjoy. After testing it’s good that now we finally get to go racing.”
Mark Webber, Red Bull – 2012 Qualifying – 5th, 2012 Race – 4th
“I’ve been on the podiums at most tracks around the world and have won at quite a few circuits and Melbourne is one which I would like to add to that. I really enjoy driving at the track, the atmosphere is fantastic. In general the people of Australia love the Grand Prix and are excited to have a world class event there. I’m proud when we go there with F1 as an industry and that we put on such a great event. Of course I want to go there and perform well, so I’ll be focusing on myself to get the job done. The champagne will taste a little bit better in Melbourne if I get on the podium there.”
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