Cape Town - With the future of the Italian Grand Prix in doubt,
Sebastian Vettel says he hopes a good result from Ferrari this weekend can go
some way towards saving the race.
Next season marks the last year on Monza's current contract
and there are some reports suggesting that could be the last grand prix.
Rising costs and dwindling spectator numbers have hit the
race hard, not helped by the fact that Ferrari have not won at Monza since
Vettel, though, is hoping a good result this weekend could
inspire fans back to Monza and help save the grand prix.
"I think we have a good car that seems to work
everywhere," said the championship contender.
"I don’t think the car was there right from the
beginning, but I think we’ve got it now to a point where it seems to work
everywhere and we are competitive.
"So I hope it helps Monza to boost the race. I’m sure
we will get a lot of support, but I also hope it helps Monza stay on the
calendar for a long time because I heard some rumours, so...
"I’m looking forward to going to Italy. Obviously I
spend quite a bit of time there, but racing in Italy is special for us with
Ferrari. It’s our home race so it should be a lot of fun.
"I think it will be nice anyway to go to Monza. If you
are dressed in the right colour - which I am - then I think Monza is always an
absolute highlight. As a racing driver, I don’t think it gets any better than
"Now maybe with a win [at Spa] just a week before the
race, maybe it does get better. I’m curious. But for us it’s a great