`Underdog` Vettel confident of defending F1 title despite testing woes

ANI| Last Updated: Mar 09, 2014, 18:39 PM IST

London: Four time world champion Sebastian Vettel is all set to defend his Formula One title in the upcoming Grand Prix season despite `underdog` tag and Red Bull`s disastrous test run.

Vettel has said that they did not do much `running` as they would have liked in `testing`, still it would be good to kick off the first race of Grand Prix season next week.

According to the Mirror, Vettel said that it is hard to know where his team stand`s as others have completed more `mileage` but added that they would do their best with the `great people` that they have working for Red Bull.

Vettel further added that they often have `unpredictable` weather in Melbourne and he said that Turn 12 on the track is important and `fast` and he also likes the start into the Jones chicane, where the track is very narrow.

Vettel also said that he loves Formula One racing and cannot wait to `get going`.

Red Bull have reportedly had a disastrous season of pre-season tests completing just 222 laps, which is less than half of all their key rivals, and even though most races will be over 50 laps, Vettel`s race machine is yet to last more than 20.

Vettel reportedly exploded in fury at the team, as the racer has not had the chance to put in a truly competitive lap time in three tests and suffered a series of blow-ups and breakdowns.