We wait very long time but finally Formula 1 season 2020 starts with two races in Austria. Sebastian Vettel is excited to get back behind the wheel for the opening race but is he able to beat Lewis and get tittle for Ferrari in his last season?
The Red Bull Ring will host the first two races of the season on 5th July and 12th July, while there will be another double-header at Silverstone, where the British Grand Prix on 2nd August is due to be followed by the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix a week later.
Vettel, who won the World Drivers’ Championship in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 during a glittering career with Red Bull, is preparing for his final campaign at Ferrari.
The German joined Ferrari in 2015 but the legendary Italian team have signed Carlos Sainz as his replacement to partner Charles Leclerc for the 2021 season.
Leclerc came fourth overall last season, four points ahead of Vettel, and the pair helped Ferrari to finish as runners-up to Mercedes in the Constructors’ Championship.
Asked about the prospect of back-to-back races at the same venue, Vettel said: “I have no experience heading back to the same track just a week after and having a second race but I’ve been around for a while.
“I guess the level of perfection will be even higher the second weekend. The level of errors will be even smaller.
“I think there will be a chance to look at the race in particular, review the strategy and we get another chance just seven days after, so that’s a first, and we’ll see how we tackle that challenge.”
Sebastian Vettel is 16/1 to win the Austrian Grand Prix.
Other big rival for Lewis in fight for tittle will be Max Verstappen. Hamilton goes into the race as the defending World Drivers’ Champion with Mercedes but there will be eyes on Dutchman, who won this race in both 2018 and 2019. The Austrian GP was one of three success for Verstappen last year, when he also claimed victory in Germany and Brazil.
Max is a racer, for me he’s the same level as Lewis – it all comes down to who has the best or most constant car.
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