Sebastian Vettel hopes to clear his mind of Lauda's death in time for race

22-05-2019 12:16
by Louis Shaw
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Sebastian Vettel hopes to clear his mind of Lauda's death in time for race

Sebastian Vettel hopes that he can put the death of Niki Lauda behind him in time for the Monaco Grand Prix. The death of the Formula 1 veteran has saddened the whole motorsport world and drivers will hope to show their respect for the legend over the weekend. However, the race is on and drivers will need clear heads if they are going to succeed at this tricky track. 

"Niki leaves a void that will be difficult to fill. He was a genuine motor racing icon," Vettel said to Crash.net. 

"Nevertheless, we are here to race. There’s no doubt that Monaco is the most iconic race of the season, driving uphill at first and then down through the city streets, before going through the very quick tunnel in the dark, coming out into the port section. It’s really unique.

"For the drivers and engineers, this bumpy track is a world away from the circuits we are used to and that makes it even more challenging. The cars need maximum aero downforce and a set-up that gives the driver the confidence needed to brush the walls to chase the fastest lap time.

"There’s no room for error in Monaco and with just seven corners and no real straight, overtaking is almost impossible. That’s why it’s vital to qualify well. The track is so short that, in free practice and qualifying, there’s always traffic. You just have to keep going to try and find a clean lap.”

Ferrari will hope that they can get their first race win of the season at the iconic Monaco Grand Prix. 

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