Vettel on going one better in 2010

Vettel on going one better in 2010

Sebastian Vettel had his first taste of a Formula 1 title fight in 2009, and having finished as runner-up to Jenson Button, his sights are firmly set on the crown this year, as he explained to Adam Cooper

The 2010 season finally kicked into gear on Monday at Valencia as seven teams showed their new cars for the first time. Of course it's very early days, and the lack of refuelling this year – and the huge differential between full tanks and a qualifying run – means that it's harder than ever to tell where everyone is.

The other problem is that the car that many believe could be the pacesetter is not at Valencia this week, and thus nor are its drivers. Adrian Newey has given Red Bull an extra nine days of R&D work on the RB6 in preparation for a debut at Jerez on February 10, so Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber have had to sit at home, and are presumably following the progress of their rivals on the internet.

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