Vettel: German crowd will give me a tenth

Sebastian Vettel has said that this weekend’s German Grand Prix crowd will give him a performance advantage.

Vettel denied being under extra pressure to perform at the Hockenheimring, saying that it would in fact spur him on to beat his rivals.

“The fact that the next race is my home grand prix doesn’t give me any extra pressure,” he told AUTOSPORT. “If anything, it’s extra motivation so maybe I can squeeze an extra tenth or two out of myself and the car simply because of that support.

“We have a strong car and should be able to put a good show on. If it’s your home grand prix and you have so many people cheering for you, it’s something you will always remember.”

“I hope we can have at least as good an atmosphere as there was at Silverstone,” he said. “You look forward to your home grand prix, but what you like to see is that the people around the track are enjoying it and being passionate.

“There are some races that have something special about them and hopefully plenty of people should come to Hockenheim.”