Even if next year’s F1 calendar is not hosting the Indian Grand Prix, three-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel thinks that it will return in 2015.
Even if next year’s F1 calendar is not hosting the Indian Grand Prix, three-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel thinks that it will return in 2015. The Indian round was dropped from the 2014 calendar and is provisionally scheduled for early 2015. But with several political, tax and other logistical issues surrounding the race, there is the feeling that it might return.
“It is a pity we are not coming here next year. Most of us like the track here. The track and facility here is very modern; so it is nice to visit in these regards. I hope and think we will be back in 2015,” Vettel said in a press conference ahead of the Indian Grand Prix this weekend.
The two-time winner at the Indian Grand Prix went on to praise the country and its people for hospitality. The three-time World Champion is likely to clinch his fourth drivers’ title here which will put him in a very elite list comprising of legends like Juan Manuel Fangio, Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher.
The 26-year-old German needs to finish fifth or better on Sunday, irrespective of where Ferrari’s second placed Fernando Alonso finishes, to lift the title for the fourth consecutive time, a feat achieved only by Fangio and Schumacher previously.
“The fourth title will be as good as the first three. All titles are special and it feels very special. It is incredible what we have achieved and it is nice to be in that elite group. But I am not really focusing on that. Most important is that we do well in the race. Obviously winning the championship is the target but I don’t think about it all the time,” Vettel affirmed.
The German did admit that it is going to be a tough race but expects to clinch the title this weekend. All eyes are on the wheels for now!