Sebastian Vettel admitted that the pressure is on ahead of the 2013 season.
The German won his third World Championship on the bounce last month, becoming the youngest ever racer to achieve such a feat.
Vettel is targeting number four next season, but confessed that the pressure of success will make it tough:
“I said after (Brazil) race that the hardest thing is to win after you have (already) won,” he is quoted by Autosport.
“You get the attention and the pressure, and you are very likely to focus on how to win again, rather than the small steps (needed) to win in first place.
“Of course there’s pressure, (and) on top of that it’s always getting more and more tense at the end of the year, within the last couple of races depending on who you fight in order to try to win the championship.
“Obviously we have won the championship (in 2010 and ’11) and this year again, so I don’t want to praise ourselves, but I think we have done a couple of things right.”
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