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.
“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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