Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel is looking forward to the European Grand Prix next weekend and is confident his RB7 will be good around the 'tricky' Valencia Street Circuit.
Vettel has dominated the F1 2011 World Championship so far and while he had to settle for second in Canada, after an error on the final lap let McLaren-Mercedes man Jenson Button through to win, the German remains way out front in his bid to retain his drivers' crown.
Indeed so far this year the 23-year-old has barely given his rivals a look-in, and to date he has taken five victories, two runners-up spots and six pole positions - it is hardly surprising then that he now enjoys a commanding 60-point lead.
Despite that though, he is not underestimating the task ahead and conceded recently that 'his moment in the sun could end at any time' [see separate story - click here
]. He has also warned that just one error could prove fatal in Valencia...
“The atmosphere around the harbour in Valencia is quite similar to Monaco, except that the Paddock is bigger and the garages are larger. The circuit is a street circuit, but the average speed (200kph) is extremely high, so it's tricky,” he explained.
“In general you need a lot of wing for the corners and less for the relatively long straights, which means you have to find a compromise.
“There are no run-off zones, so you can't make any mistakes – a small slide and you end up in the wall... Overtaking is difficult and the only real possibility is in Turn 12.
“We had a good race there last year though and the car should be good. [Overall] I'm looking forward to it.”