Red Bull drivers Vettel and Webber ready to fly at the electrifying Indian Grand Prix
Once Sebastian Vettel was out of Europe, he started to fly in his Red Bull car. As the Formula One season heads to India, the young German driver plans on recording his fourth consecutive victory in as many races.
Sebastian Vettel, who has won five races this season, won the inaugural Indian Grand Prix a year ago. The Red Bull driver reckons the Buddh International Circuit is the most challenging event on the Formula One schedule.
With just four races left in the Formula One season, Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso are in a fierce battle for the Championship honors. Sebastian Vettel over took Fernando Alonso at the Korean Grand Prix a week ago. He now has a six-point cushion over the Spaniard.
Sebastian Vettel told reporters in a press release that he was thrilled to race at the Buddh International Circuit, which according to him was “like a roller coaster”.
“I loved the track layout last year, but not just because I won the race,” Sebastian Vettel said. “With an average speed of 235kph, the course is the second quickest of the year after Monza.
“There is a lot of elevation change around the lap which adds to the fun, from as much as 8 per cent downhill and up to 10 per cent uphill; it's like a roller coaster!
“It really has emerged as one of the most challenging circuits on the F1 calendar for the drivers.”
Sebastian Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber, who came second at the Korean Grand Prix last weekend, is also a fan of the Buddh International Circuit. Mark Webber reckons that the Championship fight between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso will be an interesting one.
Mark Webber said that there could be a lot of twists and turns in the remaining four races, so fans should buckle up for a pulsating end to the Formula One season. As for the Indian Grand Prix, Mark Webber was eagerly waiting to meet the electrifying crowd of 130,000 fans once again.
“It's a challenging venue and I really enjoy the track, it's a nice circuit to drive,” Mark Webber said. “There was a massive crowd there last year and it was a good atmosphere," added the Aussie.
“The track is similar to Korea with mainly long straights in sector 1 followed by a very busy sector 2 and 3, so we need to get the balance right between downforce and top speed.
“It should be reasonably straightforward weather-wise and I'm looking forward to getting out there.”