Sep 19, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT
Defending world champion Sebastian Vettel has called the Singapore Grand Prix a “classic” race due to its unique place in Formula One as the sport’s only night race.
The German driver has won the the last two races at Spa and Monza, extending his lead over closest rival Fernando Alonso as we enter the final seven races of the season. However, he is not thinking about title number four just yet despite his fifty-three point lead.
“I’m not trying to get carried away with a gap or with a certain number or trying to make out what we have to achieve here or what is fine or where other people should finish or what’s good for us or what’s bad for us and how many points we should score on average,” Vettel said.
“Obviously in the end you can make a million theories but it will probably be different to the results.”
For Vettel, winning for a third time in Singapore will be special given that it is the only night race on the calendar, starting at 8pm local time.
“I want to win here. I want to focus on the race, and want to enjoy the fact that it’s the only night race we have, really – Abu Dhabi we finish in the night. It’s different here.
“Even though Formula One hasn’t been here for a long time, it seems like a classic already.”
Despite only joining the calendar in 2008, the race has become a firm favorite among drivers and fans alike. However, Vettel will be hoping that his affinity for Singapore will be reflected by the local fans if he does win the race on Sunday, having been booed in Italy and Canada upon taking to the top step of the podium.
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