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Vettel vows to keep attacking amid criticism

Sebastian Vettel has vowed to keep attacking in 2010, despite the wave of criticism about his rate of errors in recent races.

The 23-year-old German’s most recent gaffe was his crash into fellow championship challenger Jenson Button at Spa, earning McLaren’s rebuke that he has become F1’s “crash kid”.

But Vettel told German language Speedweek that he is not now going to drive more cautiously as a result.

“Racing is not a coffee break,” said the Red Bull driver.

“I go to the grid to win if it is possible.  But you have to attack, you can’t just wait for it to happen.”

Vettel admits his Spa-Francorchamps manoeuvre on Button went badly wrong, and phoned his British rival to apologise.

But he will be racing with an unchanged attitude this weekend at Monza.

“I always try to attack, so in that way nothing is going to change.  You always have your head switched on and everyone weighs up the risks.

“I know that both myself and my car are fast enough to win,” added the German.