Sebastian Vettel: You feel like you are threading a needle on Formula 1 track in Baku

Baku, April 24, AZERTAC

Heading to Baku seeking his first race win of this season, Ferrari-Pilot Sebastian Vettel has likened racing through the tight twisty streets as “threading a needle”, according to

Vettel has yet to get off the mark in 2019 as Ferrari have been shown up by Mercedes on race Sundays.

The German’s best result to date is a third place which he achieved at the previous race in China, helped to the podium by Ferrari’s team orders.

It was yet another grand prix in which Mercedes bagged the 1-2 finish.

This weekend is hoping to bring a halt to Mercedes’ run with Vettel chasing his first win on the streets of Baku.

He, however, acknowledges it is not an easy track to master.

“This six-kilometre circuit has the longest straight on the calendar, 2.2 kilometres, where we reach 360 kph before the very heavy braking for the first slow left-hand turn,” Vettel said.

“The steep climb past the old city walls is only seven metres wide, which feels very tight in a Formula One car – you feel like you are threading a needle. There isn’t enough space for two cars here so you have to agree on the right of way between you,” he added.

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