Vettel: Brazil like any other race
|By Jonathan Noble||Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 10:07 GMT|
Sebastian Vettel says he will not let the emotions of his final race at Scuderia Toro Rosso divert his attention away from delivering another good result on track.
The German has played a central role in helping Toro Rosso become one of the surprises of the season - with the highlight being that maiden victory at the Italian Grand Prix.
And although Vettel is to end his 18-month relationship with the team in Brazil this weekend, he says he is heading to Interlagos treating it like any other grand prix.
"To be honest I will not think about this being the last race," he told autosport.com. "We will just go out there and do our job.
"We are not as big as Ferrari and McLaren, we are focused and we are here to achieve something. Even though it might be the last race, I am sure in all our heads there will only be the performance on Saturday and Sunday.
"We will try our best. Then on Sunday night we have a good opportunity to party together!"
Toro Rosso are currently five points ahead of sister team Red Bull Racing in the fight for sixth place in the constructors' championship thanks to the strong run of results in the second half of the campaign.
But despite the shock result in Italy, Vettel says the team will be happy simply to add a few more points to their tally in the last race of the season.
"We just want to keep going," he said. "Obviously winning is usually not in our range, and in a normal qualifying we are not playing with the big boys.
"In Q2 with a light car it seems we are pretty close, but when you put fuel in the car you can see how good or bad it can be. You can talk however much you want, but there is a gap to the big teams.
"Monza was all perfect for us. We were quickest in those conditions and on that day, and we did the best job. I think maybe we should not look at Monza but look at all the other races to see our true performance, as in the last couple of races it was good enough to score points consistently.
"So we have a good package, and it is up to us to use it. But you cannot always be on the top level. Otherwise Ferrari and McLaren would win all the races with a 1-2, or 1-3, or a 1-4, and the first four places would be sold to Ferrari and McLaren."