When Sebastian Vettel burst onto the Formula One scene three years ago he was soon christened by the media as 'Baby Schumi'. You could see their point. He was fast, he was winning races and he looked certain to win the world championship. Oh, and he was German. It was meant as a compliment, but recently more unfortunate parallels are being drawn. Only Schumacher seems to be able to match him for the chaos he can create on the racetrack. Even his own teammate, Mark Webber has christened him the 'crash kid'. This weekend at Monza it's important that Vettel has a great race, partly to preserve his reputation. Not converting the vast majority of pole positions into wins has hurt him and his team, but it's his shenanigans on the track that have increasingly been raising eyebrows. He crashed into his teammate in Turkey, put himself out of contention in Britain after trying to run Webber off the track and in Hungary got punished for being too slow behind the safety car. But it was his senseless crash into Jenson Button that raised the most hackles. Not least of Button who could have seen his chance to retain the championship thwarted in that moment. If nothing else, Vettel needs a good race to ensure he's not the number two driver behind Mark Webber for the rest of the season. That would hurt the young German deeply. He wants to be world champion and he will know that after the last race there have been some saying he doesn't deserve to win the title this season. Whatever fate befalls Vettel, it will be a pleasure to be at Monza. It's an old and loved staple among the new tracks and venues springing up in F1. The circus will be in Korea in October, whether the venue is ready or not. Karun Chandhok ran the first laps of the Yeongam circuit at the weekend and although the Indian driver said the garages and team buildings are finished, not everything is. Bernie Ecclestone, the F1 commercial rights holder, is determined the race will go ahead, even if it means putting up tents. He may have been half joking about the canvas, but for him a new venue means new revenue streams. It's time though to stop taking the traditional circuits for granted. They are the bedrock of the sport, they've helped imprint the DNA of Formula One and make it the world phenomenon it is today. Monza at the weekend will be packed full of Ferrari fans, but it won't all be Tifosi. My neighbour, for one, is flying out to tick off one of the classic venues. It's not only the fans who hold these old traditional tracks in high esteem. It's the drivers too. Last time out Spa, another classy oldie, produced a classic race. When Lewis Hamilton took the chequered flag, it wasn't just another win. He may previously have won the world championship, but this was the first time he'd won in Belgium. 'I can tick this one off now' he said. His check list of 'races in my career I must win' rest assured won't include any new tracks. He was referring to Silverstone, Monaco, Spa and the one he still hasn't ticked yet - this weekend's race at Monza. But all this high esteem doesn't mean high income for the tracks. In fact without the Government backing that the new tracks normally enjoy it is a huge struggle. Silverstone has only managed to invest in its facilities now that it's secured a long-term deal to host the British Grand Prix. Over the lifetime of the track's 17-year deal it's estimated that Ecclestone could make over GBP300 million (HK$3.57 billion). The track itself made just GBP662,000 profit last year. It's no wonder that Damon Hill, president of the British Racing Drivers' Club which owns the track, has called for Bernie to put his hand in his pocket and re-invest in the history of places that have built this sport. The F1 team principals back the idea; fans around the world would love it, too. Bernie, you suspect, is not going to get misty eyed and start handing out his cash anytime soon.