“Budapest is a beautiful place. We have a good turn-out every time we come, and great weather. We can't really complain, so I'm happy that it's on the calendar. It's a historic circuit so I'm proud to have put my name to it [and] I'm grateful to be around when it's here.”
Vettel also remarked on the venue's longevity, as well as the obvious benefit he receives from the race being so close to his homeland.
“I think the race has been here since '86 so it is already a tradition to come here,” the Red Bull driver commented, “Obviously, it's very special to have a lot of fans always coming - despite the fact that it's very hot and they usually leave the track with big sunburn! They love coming here, a lot of people from Germany, from Austria, which is obviously very special for us.
“Looking forward to the next couple of years, I think it's a good message. The only downside probably is the fact that usually overtaking around here is not that easy, but I think it's a great place, nevertheless.”