Despite winning the previous Grand Prix at the Hungaroring last month, Sebastian Vettel arrives at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend for the Belgian Grand Prix admitting it is difficult to say whether a repeat victory could be on the cards.
The German driver took his second victory of the season in Hungary, adding on to his race win in Malaysia, and insists both he and his Scuderia Ferrari team will be giving it their all to maximise their results this weekend in the Ardennes.
“It’s difficult to say where our chances stand with regard to our competitors here in Belgium, but obviously we can’t refer to the result of the last race,” said Vettel.
“We must come into every Grand Prix weekend with a fresh approach. Having said that, we will give our maximum.”
Vettel believes it will be difficult to mount a genuine championship challenge in 2015, despite being the only driver other than the two Mercedes AMG PETRONAS drivers – Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg – to win races this season.
“I keep getting asked about championship chances: mathematically is still possible to win the title for me, but being realistic we all know that it would be very difficult, given the gap that is still there to our main competitors,” noted Vettel.
“For sure if we’ll have the opportunity like in Hungary to turn things around than we have to go for it. Until now we took the opportunity two times and it worked very well, otherwise we did our best to be right behind, but for sure the advantage of Mercedes is still there and it doesn’t just disappear.”