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Vettel 'starts from zero' in bid for fourth title

"Testing is limited, but I don't think it is a big advantage to have a day more or less," said Vettel when asked about Alonso skipping the first week of tests and leaving Felipa Massa to do the honours for Ferrari instad. "Jerez is different in that it is a circuit you don't race on so I don't think you miss a lot if you don't test there."

But speaking fo himself, Vettel isn't one for sitting out a test session if there's one going. "I'm excited to get going again, to get back in the car, start testing and then go racing," said Vettel.

"Then, we'll finally find out where we are," he added. "Whether it's quick or not we will see, and then obviously it's up to us to make it reliable so that it survives the whole season."

So don't be too surprised if it turns out that the car in front in F1 turns out to be a Red Bull more often than not - it would hardly be the first time, after all.




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tomcol - Unregistered

February 03, 2013 7:25 PM

Wont be at all surprised if Vettel wins again next year. Strangely underrated and seems to be a very likeable chap (unlike that other guy) - Good luck to him.

cassyo

February 03, 2013 7:44 PM
Last Edited 681 days ago

If RB will stay away from the reliability issues, I wouldn't be surprised either, if Vettel gets the job done, once again. He has matured enough for that.



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