With the F1 season at an end, Sebastian Vettel has taken time out of his schedule to take a trip to the United States for the final round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
Vettel took the chance to spend time with the Red Bull Racing NASCAR team at Homestead Miami Speedway, where Scott Speed and Brian Vickers will be in action for the Toyota team this weekend.
The trip gave Vettel the chance to get tips from former F1 racer Juan Pablo Montoya, now running with the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team, and the 22-year-old admitted that there were things he could learn about from the ex-McLaren man about the US racing scene.
“There's advice about the sport, how things work, what to look out for,” he told the Associated Press
. “You can always learn.”
Although commited to F1 as he looks to build on his second place finish in the championship this season, Vettel admitted he was interested by the NASCAR scene, but said that it was difficult for drivers like Montoya to make the move into stock car competition.
"I think it's not as easy as saying I'll find a team and I'll find money," he said. "I think it's very difficult here to get accepted and really get into the whole thing. If they don't like you, you come here and you think you are the greatest and best ever, people can prove you wrong very quickly."