21 Jul 2011

Vettel 'extra motivated' for home race

6:50 am on 21 July 2011

Germany's defending champion Sebastian Vettel reckons he will be extra-motivated for his home Formula One grand prix this weekend but so will seething Red Bull team mate Mark Webber and Ferrari's resurgent Fernando Alonso.

The runaway championship leader lost out to Alonso in the British Grand Prix where third-placed Webber was ordered not to overtake Vettel in the closing stages to avoid a crash that would have cost team points.

Webber, who won his first F1 race at the Nuerburgring two years ago, was not best pleased by the Silverstone controversy, having ignored repeated calls to slow down.

Vettel, who leads his team mate by 80 points with 10 races left, says winning the home race is always a driver's goal and the Nuerburgring is one of the better and more modern tracks.

The Hungarian Grand Prix comes just a week after the Nuerburgring as the F1 calendar hots up before a summer break.