Four time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel shared the fond memories of India in a virtual press conference after the Russian Grand Prix. He narrated a story about an elephant on the road when in India.
Vettel toured India with Redbull for the Indian Grand Prix from 2011 to 2013. He finished the race as the winner every time he was featured with his former team Redbull in India. The German won at the Indian Grand Prix consecutively in 2011,2012 and 2013.
Vettel was asked about his views on the track of the Buddh International Circuit at the Indian Grand Prix. He replied hilariously that he won every race at the circuit so he loved it. Vettel said, “Well, I have won every race there was (at BuddhCircuit), so I love it. “
Vettel shares an Elephant story from India
Speaking about his time in India, Vettel narrated a story about an elephant on the road in India. He said things like these could only be witnessed in India.
“We won the championship in 2013. We had a little bit of a party in a bar and we had some drinks, and I had too many drinks. An then I have driven back at some point in the morning to the airport. And I was half dozing away hungover and not feeling so good.
“Then I said to my driver please don’t tell me I am that drunk there is an elephant on the road. And he(the driver) says no no there really is an elephant on the road. So I will never forget the elephant in the middle of the road. Only in India !”, Vettel said in a virtual session after Sochi GP.
Vettel won the Formula One Championship four times with Redbull and then switched to Ferrari. However, he could not achieve the same with Ferrari and will now join the renamed Aston Martin team from the next season.
The Indian Grand Prix was held at the Buddh International Circuit track at Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. Formula One races were cancelled after a tax dispute with the Uttar Pradesh Government in 2015.