Sebastian Vettel the Rain can help us
According to the results of Friday's workout Sebastian Vettel showed the 5th result, yielding only to riders whose machines are the power plant of Mercedes. The current world champion does not exclude that if the weather turned bad, its chances to succeed in Suzuka can increase.
Question You four times already won at this track - presumably, you have a special relationship to Suzuka. What are the specifics of this route, why racers talk about it with aspiration
Sebastian Vettel It is one of the best tracks of the calendar, but for me it's simply the best. What is the reason This is a classic ring with fast and complex turns, the first sector is simply gorgeous, but it is also necessary to note such twists, like the Spoon, 13-th and 14-th. As soon as you cross the finish line, you want again to start.
Question But today's result looks good, though the weather was good.
Sebastian Vettel I Think we still have hidden reserves, but I agree, today everything went well, although we lost some time. Hopefully tonight we will be playing with the machine and will be able to find a couple of tenths. In Suzuka with ultimate loads works not only rubber, but all of the machine - this track is for real riders. Here it is necessary not just to go as fast as possible, but also to constantly monitor tire wear. In addition, it is better to avoid mistakes, avoiding neither spreads nor smoothly, no crashes.
Question this season you have already used five engines, and it can be expected that some of the remaining races will have to go to sixth. Therefore, you can not avoid the penalty in loss of starting positions.
Sebastian Vettel apparently, it is impossible to exclude and other penalties as may have to change other parts of the power plant. But when the moment comes, we do not know.
Question This may occur already in Japan If the weather turned bad, you might decide to use it and take the risk
Sebastian Vettel Here we do not plan to change anything. I want to make full use of the chance to show good results. But in Sochi or Austin, the situation may be different.
Question If you remember Singapore, there you are finished second, and this is your best result this season. Does this mean that you have managed to turn the tide
Sebastian Vettel there is still a lot of work, because it's still not the first place. But I agree, the Singapore weekend was one of the most successful, especially when you consider that it is not started very well. We have something to strive for, but we are glad that during the race we didn't have too much difficulty.
Question Today, on such a difficult track like Suzuka, held a "baptism of fire" max Verstappen, although he is only 17. What will you say about this
Sebastian Vettel It does not affect my preparation for the week-end, but I remember in 2006 when for the first time took part in the morning as part of BMW-Sauber, it was a real adventure. In Suzuka need some time to adapt, especially difficult to find a approach to Eski. But chase here is always fun.
Question In the fight for the title you had to compete with team-mate - you know what it is. Do you think that now we see in Mercedes - this is the highest stage of this competition, or should we expect new twists of intrigue
Sebastian Vettel I Hope I will be able to watch this fight from the first row laughs We'll try to catch up with Mercedes - that is our task for the remainder of the race. That's the main thing. If to speak about what is happening inside of this team, then I apologize for straightforward wording I don't care. The season for us was difficult, so am glad to see some signs of stabilization - this to me is really interesting. The rest I don't care.
Sebastian Vettel it's very simple. If they come across me when I'm going to go third, the victory will be mine And then I say, "Thank you, guys" But they are Mature professionals, and will not allow it.
Sebastian Vettel Accurate predictions difficult. But, of course, if there were easy ways to change the situation, we would have done it long ago. We need to be patient.
text Andrew Elk