It’s no secret, Sebastian Vettel is as frustrated as he’s ever been before. Vettel, enters this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix with just one podium finish in his last eight starts. He’s had contact and issues several times on the opening lap of races and hasn’t been a factor to win really anywhere yet in 2016. With that being said, that makes this weekend’s race look ever so beautiful to the Ferrari driver.
Japan is a welcome sight to Vettel and one he hopes can propel him to a better end to the 2016 season and one that could give him some much needed momentum heading into 2017.
Vettel, has finished in the top six in eight straight Japan starts including seven straight podiums at the Suzuka circuit. The last two years, Lewis Hamilton has won with his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosbeg finishing second. But, Vettel was best in the next class as he’s brought his No. 5 Ferrari home third behind them the last two seasons in Japan.
But, prior to that, he won four of the previous five races in Suzuka at Red Bull Racing, so he’s had a ton of success there and knows how to get to victory lane first.
With that all being said, will he be able to sustain that past success at Japan or will this season’s struggles win out?