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Vettel not ruling out championship win yet

The Red Bull driver says their aim is to still to catch Mercedes
Thursday, July 3, 2014

 

SILVERSTONE, 3rd July, 2014 (F1 Plus / Rosie Baillie) - Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel is not ruling out a championship win in 2014.

The German says the goal for Red Bull is still to catch Mercedes and says it is still mathematically possible for them to win but concedes it won’t be easy.

Mercedes currently lead the drivers’ championship by 158 points from Red Bull and Nico Rosberg leads the drivers’ title, with teammate Lewis Hamilton in second place.

“I think if you look at points and mathematics we can still fight for the world championship so it would be stupid to say we are out and then as things change and we are back in, obviously you take it.” Vettel said.

“Closing the gap to Mercedes, as I mentioned, is probably very, very difficult but ultimately that’s the target. The sooner we can achieve that, the happier we are as a team.”

“being realistic obviously Mercedes is in a position that they can win every race and get a 1- 2 fairly straight forward, without having people bothering them too much unless something’s going wrong.”

“Our target is clear that we want to catch-up and we want to make sure we beat them rather sooner than later.”

The quadruple world champion says he is taking the season race by race and is trying to get the best out of himself and the car.

“I've never really stressed at any point in the season to focus too hard on the championship, I’m really going race to race, try to get the best out of myself and the car.” he said.

 

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