Vettel: Like they say, don’t talk about it. Just do it!

Sebastian Vettel besieged by fans at the Hungaroring

Sebastian Vettel besieged by fans at the Hungaroring

Sebastian Vettel’s recipe for racing success is quite simple: do not think about it and “just do it”, as the famous phrase commands.

After four wins in nine races this season, he holds a very comfortable 34-point lead over nearest rival Fernando Alonso in the drivers’ world championship.

And that after becoming the youngest triple world champion in the history of the sport.

But ask the Red Bull driver what motivates him, how he plots his way to more and more success and he keeps himself sharp for the challenge and the answer is startlingly simple – I don’t think about it, I just love doing it.

The 26-year-old German discussed his mindset when asked, on the eve of this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix, if he felt he needed a new challenge.

He said: “Not really. I don’t think that much, which is probably the secret. I still love racing.

Sebastian Vettel was fastest of all on the first day of the Hungarian GP weekend

Sebastian Vettel was fastest of all on the first day of the Hungarian GP weekend

“It’s great to look back and see what we have achieved, which is very special, but it is nice to turn up and do something you like with people you more and more appreciate.

“We have a good time, but we are very serious about what we want to achieve.

“We have a clear target and as long as I get that feeling I am not thinking about what motivates me and drives me, because it is exactly that. I still love it.”

“Like they say, don’t talk about it. Just do it.”

On day one of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend, Vettel was true to his philosophy as he was simply unbeatable in both free practice sessions which he topped in his Red Bull RB9. (AFP)

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  • Tamburello_1994

    “We have a good time, but we are very serious about what we want to achieve”.

    Not whining about rival cars . . .or pursuing a “music career” . . . Who’d a thunk it?

    Fourth championship cometh.

  • Anon

    Easy to say when you have the most complete car underneath you.

  • KC

    Apparently “the most complete car” just magically appears underneath you without you doing anything.

  • luigi

    Hey Ano n , Ayrton Senna had the best car underneath him in his championship years and for most of the experts he is the best ever , so give Sebastian credit too , show some expertize in your comments will you . Vettel has won his championships fair and square

  • Tamburello_1994

    Keep crying about the car, Anon.

    YOUR LOGIC:

    “Anyone who’s won a race or a championship in an Adrian Newey penned car isn’t / wasn’t as good as we thought because it was all the car”.

    Does that make sense?

  • Alonso_is_slow

    Very well said by Seb.

    In the face of Alonso!

  • chase

    @luigi

    Michael Schumacher handed Sebastian Vettel his third consecutive championship last year. Do you even watch F1?

  • Rockie

    @chase
    Schumi didn’t hand Vettel nada he was closing him down at 2 secs a lap he was gonna pass him I suggest you watch this

    and see how he recovered in Brazil that is stuff of legends

  • Tamburello_1994

    @ Rockie

    I tried posting a link here once and got the same result and it was then I remembered never seeing one here to begin with.

    So it’s the “blame Micheal” excuse now. . . That’s absurd.

    Why is 2012 relevant to what the article is about?

    One of the more juvenile post I’ve seen here in awhile.

  • bert

    May the lord pass on forgiveness to some of your fools commenting here.