Sebastian Vettel explains what he does at the start of the Italian Formula 1 GP.
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Male Speaker: There are moments in life which you know are decisive. Keep calm, stay cool. Don't be influenced by the hectic surroundings and focus because some chances you only get once. Everything has to be just right at the start. Everything must work.
The start is extremely important because this is also simply a good opportunity to move up a few places because overtaking is simply very difficult in Formula 1, but when all the cars are closed together at the start you can attack again and gain a place or two.
A few minutes before the starts. Final communication. So there are very, very many commands but mainly an introductory lap, fewer after the start then in the first lap a few more instructions about the breaking balance and so on, but I don't want to hear anything during the start because it requires my full concentration.
Because he is the decisive factor at the start preparations. So during the formation lap, I concentrate hard on adapting my car perfectly with the tyre temperatures, getting the braking balance perfect. I also make a few breaking attempts to make it work right. Then I have to do a few burnouts to heat up the real tyres. They need to be real hot because they determine how good my start will be?
And you are already very focused. And then naturally when you are at the grid position and waiting for everyone to line up behind, 18000 RPM and then a delicate touch with the accelerator and brake. The braking point at the first turn is also where I need to concentrate hard. You are right in the middle of the turmoil and you have to look where you are at the same time to hit the braking point just right.
And you have got hundred and sixty kilos in the car. You only have had five kilos last tine during qualifying. This is also something completely different. With over three thousand gear shifts, it's important not to waste anytime. To stay with in centimeters of the ideal line and to wait for the right moment to overtake. Process that must be one hundred percent correct in Formula 1 just like the starts.