Vettel: I am not going out there for statistics, believe me I love racing
2 November, 2013
Reportedly a Formula 1 history buff, quadruple World Champion, Sebastian Vettel insists that he is not motivated only by statistics and that they are not what drive him but admits that when something he does makes it into the history books it is pleasing. – He recently had the pleasure of catching up with fellow four time World Champion Alain Prost at Yas Marina.
Speaking to the official F1 website after ending day one of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fastest, Vettel said, “I am not going out there for statistics, believe me. He did concede; “It is nice when you once in a while hear that you’ve done this or that, but it is not my core interest and doesn’t make me jump for excitement. I love racing – and then trying to do your best comes naturally. – that is what I am doing.”
As for the most pleasing of his collection of four titles, the Red Bull driver said, “They all mean the same for me, as you should never get used to winning them. Now with the fourth one you could argue that you could see it coming, but then you still have to bring the car across the finish line in a better position than all the others.”
“And that is nothing that you can pull out of the hat just like that!” he added with a snap of his fingers.
Vettel’s season at the wheel of the Red Bull RB9 has been phenomenal. With three races still to go he has already notched up 10 wins, and scored a mammoth 322 points which resulted in him bagging the 2013 title at the Indian GP – which he did in style by winning the race.
Vettel joined an elite group of drivers who have won four or more F1 World Championship titles; Michael Schumacher (7), Juan Manueal Fangio (5) and Alain Prost (4).
Vettel could well become the sports most decorated driver, as Prost pointed out, “It’s fantastic for him, he’s 26 years old and already a four-time World Champion. I won my first race at 26. I think this is his best season, he was very under control.” (GP247)
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