Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel wants to put on a good show in the Japanese Grand Prix this coming weekend, where he is almost certain to be crowned the F1 2011 World Champion.
Vettel's victory in Singapore, his ninth of the season, has left him within a point of successfully taking back-to-back drivers' titles and like pretty much all the drivers, he loves Suzuka.
“Suzuka is one of my favourite tracks; it really couldn't have been built any better. The first sector up to the Degner Curve is the most spectacular and challenging of the whole season,” Vettel said. “The 130R is legendary; it's great fun to drive straight through this left-hand bend. I'm not the only one who loves this track and our car normally loves it too.
“The fans in Japan are special. What they have been through in recent times is something I cannot begin to imagine, but they are so impressive. They are extremely patient and always polite and friendly and their stamina is amazing. I hope we can put on a good show for them this weekend.”
Team-mate Mark Webber meanwhile is also mindful of what Japan has been through since the devastating earthquake and tsunami back in March.
“After the massive tragedy that happened in Japan earlier this year, it's nice to be part of something that people can hopefully look forward to,” Webber continued.
“The Japanese people seem to love F1 and the Suzuka Circuit is one of the best in the world. It has a sensational combination of corners, it's very quick in the first sector.
“It's quite a narrow track, so you have to be very, very accurate. Rhythm is very important there aswell; you have to make sure you have the car completely on the limit for all the corners and you have to get certain sections absolutely right. It's a good challenge for the drivers and there are some good elevation changes as well – I'm looking forward to it.”