Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is hoping for a podium finish at this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix on a circuit where he has a good record in the past.
The German admits the challenging Marina Bay Street Circuit has been kind to him, including a trio of wins between 2011 and 2013, and hopes for another strong result this season with the strong package Ferrari this season.
“It’s always difficult to predict what is going to happen,” said Vettel. “In the last couple of years this place has been very good for me, I love the track, is one of the most challenging we face in the season.
“The circuit is unique in many ways, it’s a lot about the feeling with the car and having the confidence and this makes the big difference here. We have a strong package and hopefully we can keep this record up.”
Vettel accepts that should Mercedes have a reliable weekend, everyone else will be fighting for the third step on the podium, but feels he has had a strong car at every type of circuit in 2015 to be able to get the maximum result possible.
“Our goal for the championship is maximum attack, we have to go for everything that we can get, as long as the chance is there we have to try and make everything that’s possible,” said Vettel.
“In principle I get along very well with the car this year, we’ve had many different types of tracks but still we are competitive more or less everywhere. Overall we have been quick enough to go in the top five, even if our target is to be always in the podium.
“Mercedes has the strongest package at the moment and if nothing goes wrong there is not much space left on the podium, but we have been pretty good in getting our maximum.”