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Fans react as Sebastian Vettel qualifies for P9 at his favorite track

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Sebastian Vettel put in a strong qualifying performance for the 2022 F1 Japanese Grand Prix as he secured P9. On a track that is always memorable to the German and has been a special part of his career, he displayed finesse and speed and showed that he still has it.

The former world champion has triumphed on the Suzuka circuit four times. (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013).

The 35-year-old expressed his admiration for the Japanese circuit in an interview with F1.com and said:

“It’s just everything is special around this place. Starting with the track, which it must have been designed by the Gods. I don’t know whoever is up there or out there [but they] had a touch on Suzuka. And then the fans put the icing on the cake in terms of atmosphere and passion. It makes us feel very, very special, so definitely it will be missed.”

Interestingly, Vettel never previously qualified outside of the top 10 for the Japanese Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel made a comeback to the circuit in 2022 with Aston Martin following Suzuka’s three-year absence.

The Aston Martin AMR-22’s performance has been quite unpredictable and inconsistent. However, fans were pleased to see Vettel’s great performance at the iconic Suzuka circuit.

Sebastian Vettel is ready to make a comeback to Suzuka post his retirement.

Sebastian Vettel absolutely loves the unique Suzuka circuit and he is willing to make a comeback to the Japanese track to replace any driver.

Also, Vettel said that the races in Japan are thrilling and teased future race prospects.

“Maybe if one of these guys in the future races here feels a bit sick. I don’t know – I don’t wish them to feel so – but I wouldn’t mind jumping back in for a race at Suzuka at any time. But yeah, obviously we will see what the future brings. At the moment I have no plans but I think there are some exciting races happening in Japan and we’ll see.”

Sebastian Vettel is undoubtedly a Formula 1 legend and has made a significant contribution to the sport. The Japanese crowd will be there to cheer him on as he gets to race in Suzuka for one last time.

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