Friday, October 8, 2010

The Vettel diaries: 'Practice pretty good'

Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel gives his view from Suzuka on the first practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix where he premiered his brand new helmet...


It's always hard to tell whether you’ve met your expectations or not after the first practice session. Just let me say that the first day was pretty good for us. The conditions were constant and our car was perfect. All in all we can be satisfied with this day, also because some of the other drivers had a few difficulties.

We really need to focus on the straights, also because we aren't the fastest on this part of the track. But luckily, Suzuka has lot of turns, where we're able to get the time back that we might have lost on the straight.

McLaren had a tough day, but we still need to keep an eye on them. The most important thing today is that we're satisfied with ourselves – we can only focus on our team and not on what the others are doing.

The weather is of course very important. We are pretty sure that there will be rain tomorrow, but that doesn't make me worry. We're as good in rain as when it's dry and will give our best, as always.

The first practice session also gave me the chance to wear my new helmet, which has been specially designed to include the Japanese flag. It will feel strange not racing in silver and blue but the new design is really cool and even has ‘Red Bull – gives you wings’ written in Japanese!

Talk to you tomorrow.


Source: Red Bull

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