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Italian Grand Prix: Vettel happy with ‘damage limitation’

“There's not much you can do once you start the car so, in the end, I think we were lucky to have a little bit of a gap, especially towards the end. I don't know what they saw on the pit wall in terms of data, if the problem got worse and worse and worse or stabilised, but obviously I tried to save the car, save the engine and gearbox as much as I can.”

The problem will highlight the oft-used phrase that 'anything can happen', and no doubt helped Vettel to once again dismiss suggestions that the championship is already his.

“I'm trying not to think about it too much,” he insisted, “Obviously, the last two races have been very good for us but, overall this year, I think it's been very close.”



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08.09.2013- The Podium, winner Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB9, 2nd Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F138, 3d Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB9
07.09.2013, Qualifying Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB9
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22.11.2014 - Qualifying, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
22.11.2014 - Qualifying, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB10
22.11.2014 - Free practice 3, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB10
22.11.2014 - Free practice 3, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB10
22.11.2014 - Free practice 3, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10
22.11.2014 - Free practice 3, Red Bull garage
22.11.2014 - Free practice 3, Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB10
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Taipan

September 09, 2013 12:45 PM

Joat, why is there no more to look forward to this season? There's 7 races to look forward to! Is who wins the championship the only thing you're interested in? 7 races, that's all sorts of action, arguments, controversy and excitement if you're an F1 fan.

Nunnmeister

September 09, 2013 2:51 PM

Unlike Lotus and Mercedes and Ferrari, Red Bull seem to be near or at the top at pretty much every weekend. I can't see anyone other than Vettel being 2013 champion. Hamilton's performance this weekend just emphasises the importance of qualifying.



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