Sebastian Vettel has admitted he will get 'goose bumps' when he competes at Monza this weekend.
The Red Bull Racing man bounced back from a poor qualifying and a poor start to finish second last Sunday at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, in the process reducing the deficit to championship leader, Fernando Alonso. With the gap now down from 40 points to 24, he will be hoping to make further inroads at the Scuderia's home track to further improve his hopes of taking three titles in succession.
“Monza is the home of motorsport and being there gives me goose bumps. It has the best podium in the world and a win there is an unforgettable experience,” Vettel said.
“If you stand up there like I did for the first time in 2008, and again last year, you are overwhelmed by the fans, the thousands of tifosi that flood the track with their flags waving. It's just amazing.”
“In Monza it's extremely difficult to produce a perfect lap though, because it's almost impossible to make every corner and every chicane exactly right,” he added.
Team-mate Mark Webber meanwhile is also fond of Monza and similarly he has set his sights on a 'strong result'.
“So we head to the last European race of the season. Monza is a sensational venue with lots of history – it's a beautiful amphitheatre. There's a massive influence from the tifosi there – especially with the attending Ferrari fans, which really adds atmosphere to the weekend,” added the Aussie, who slipped to third in the standings, eight points behind Vettel after only finishing sixth at Spa.
“The track at Monza is incredibly unique with massive top speeds, so there's a lot of heavy braking. It wasn't the best venue for me last year, so I'm going there looking for a strong result.”