After four years ruling the F1 roost, Sebastian Vettel is facing a huge challenge this season as his Renault-powered Red Bull team struggle to compete with their leading Mercedes rivals. Vettel insists he remains as focused as ever, however, and all the while he can still mathematically retain his title, it seems he won’t be too eager to hand back the championship trophy. We caught up with the German for an exclusive chat ahead of this weekend’s Budapest race…
We caught up with Sebastian ahead of his home grand prix about his season so far...
1. People say this this is your first period of difficulty in F1? Is that true?
SV: I don't really see a difference to previous years in terms of difficulty. Every year I've driven the car we've always given the maximum and always have the same pressure on us, throughout the last four years and before, so I wouldn't call it difficulty now, but it's just that the results are not so good.
Favourite football club?
Easy, that’s Eintracht Frankfurt
Favourite German football player?
It would be Franz Beckenbauer
Favourite German band?