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Vettel: Silverstone has lost no magic

Sebastian Vettel says Silverstone remains one of the more magical circuits on the F1 calendar
Sebastian Vettel says he is looking forward to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, with the circuit having lost none of its magic despite the redevelopment work that has gone on in recent years.

The 2012 race will be the third to run on the new Silverstone layout, with Vettel heading into the event trying to win the race for second time; having previously tasted success in the final race on the old Grand Prix layout back in 2009.

The German will also be keen to bounce back from his retirement in Valencia, where he looked set to secure a dominant win before alternator failure forced him into retirement.

“Even after the track was amended for the 2010 race, it didn't lose its magic,” the Red Bull man said. “For me as a driver it is one of the best and interesting tracks of all.

“The atmosphere is great, British fans enthusiastically support their countrymen, but at the same time they're very objective and fair in judging the performance of the non-British drivers. On top of that they are experts about F1.

“The track is demanding for a driver and provides everything a driver likes, including the unpredictable weather which is possible in July in Silverstone.”



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Mark _

July 02, 2012 2:36 PM

It is funny how people complain about the changes at Hockenheim but not at Silverstone. Personally I don't like the new Silverstone. I miss the old Bridge corner but worst of all was moving the start/finish line. The first lap has totally lost it's character. Half the time I don't even know where they are on the track.



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