Vettel sees how NASCAR 'rolls'

2009-11-22 16:11
Sebastian Vettel talks with Scott Speed, driver of the #99 Red Bull Toyota, on the grid prior to the start of the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (AFP)

Homestead - Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel spent time at his first NASCAR event listening to racing advice from Juan Pablo Montoya.

No, Vettel isn't plotting a jump from F1 to NASCAR like the one that Montoya pulled off.

After all, the 22-year-old Vettel is just really getting going in his F1 career. The German won the season's final race in Abu Dhabi to finish second in the championship standings in only his first season with Red Bull Racing.

"There's advice about the sport, how things work, what to look out for," Vettel said on Saturday. "You can always learn."

Vettel was at Homestead-Miami Speedway and planned to watch part of the second-tier Nationwide Series race from the spotter's position.

"I'll get an idea of how things roll over here," he said.

Vettel, who had four wins and four poles this season, was signed with Red Bull Racing through 2011. So a possible defection was still years away.

"I think it's not as easy as saying I'll find a team and I'll find money," he said. "I think it's very difficult here to get accepted and really get into the whole thing. If they don't like you, you come here and you think you are the greatest and best ever, people can prove you wrong very quickly."



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