Sebastian Vettel believes Red Bull have created his dream car – The RB8
Prior to the Japanese Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel said his RB8 was the sort of car he desires to drive. After the race, the Red Bull driver showed what he was talking about. The defending champion led the pack from start till finish and cut a huge chunk out of lead Fernando Alonso possessed on top of the Drivers Standings.
The 25-year-old German driver was in a class of his own at Suzuka. Sebastian Vettel led every lap and was about to leave his shadow behind when he crossed the finish line. In short, it was victory that should strike fear in the hearts of Red Bull’s rivals.
With just five races remaining in the Formula One season, the battle for the World Championship has turned into a fearsome two-horse race between Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel.
Sebastian Vettel is mere four points away from Fernando Alonso, who had to retire from the Japanese Grand Prix after his car crashed on the first turn of the race. It seems as if the former World Champion has a fight to pick with Lady Luck.
On the other hand, Sebastian Vettel marches on. Sebastian Vettel won the pole position before blistering to the finish line.
In his post race interview, Sebastian Vettel admitted it took him sometime before realizing that Fernando Alonso wasn’t racing with him.
“I saw the safety car at the beginning,” Sebastian Vettel said. “I think first of all we had a very good start which was very important because I think right behind me there was a little bit of a crash and I saw a Ferrari was out. I wasn’t sure, halfway through the race when I was looking at the tower to see where the others are, I saw the car that was still racing was Felipe, so I was assuming Fernando was not racing anymore.”
Sebastian Vettel, who intends to win his third successive World Championship, said that he had an incredible stay in Japan.
“First of all I would like to thank everyone,” Sebastian Vettel said. “The atmosphere here every weekend is unbelievable, we leave the hotel, we get so much support from all of you, the grandstands are full when we go down the main straight, nearly every single corner is full of people and it really makes our job very, very special. Thanks for all of that, domo arigato, and… unfortunately that’s all of my Japanese. I’ll try to pick up some words for next year. Thank you very, very much.”
The Red Bull driver also thanked his team for preparing the car of his dreams.
“Thanks to the team, thanks to Renault, all the guys have pushed so hard the last couple of months and I said on the radio, when you’re dreaming at night, you dream about being able to race a car like that. The balance was fantastic, and I was enjoying every lap. That’s why, I think we were has such a big gap to the guys behind – so I’m very, very happy”