F1 star Vettel could try rallying
- 10th August 2009, 8:39am
Vettel travelled to Rally Finland to meet up with Citroen Total World Rally Team drivers Sebastien Loeb and Dani Sordo, before heading out to the stages to witness the action of the fastest round of the WRC.
Rally Finland preceded the next round of the championship, which will be Repco Rally Australia on 3-6 September.
Loeb will arrive Down Under aiming to get back the lead in this yearâ€™s championship from Ford driver Mikko Hirvonen, winner of the last three rounds, including Finland.
â€œThis is my first time at the World Rally Championship and itâ€™s been fascinating,â€ said the German driver, teammate to Australiaâ€™s Mark Webber in Formula 1.
â€œIt is high speed and itâ€™s nice to be out at the stages to watch it, although unfortunately Iâ€™m not driving!
â€œItâ€™s nearly as quick as F1, but with no run-off and on gravel. I was able to get some advice from Sebastien Loeb and there is no-one better. I have plenty to do in F1, but who knows maybe one day I will compete in the WRC â€“ I wouldnâ€™t mind doing some drives in the future.â€
Meanwhile, Loeb, who has denied rumours about him moving in other direction for a Formula 1 drive backed by the Red Bull drinks company, said he had been impressed by the performance of Ferrari driver Raikkonen, even though he failed to finish Rally Finland after rolling his Fiat Punto Abarth.
â€œI thought he was really good. I was surprised â€“ he was driving really fast,â€ Loeb said.
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