Sebastian Vettel: “We are not yet where we want to be”

Sebastian Vettel - Credit: Scuderia Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel is looking forward rather than back after seeing his chance of a victory at the Red Bull Ring last weekend disappear with the explosion of a rear tyre whilst leading the race.

The Scuderia Ferrari driver is focused on this weekend’s British Grand Prix insisting the challenge that the German joined the Italian team remains unchanged as he aims to take race wins and bring championships to Maranello.

“We still have a lot of races ahead of us and we keep focusing on each one of them, on a race-by-race basis,” said Vettel.

“There is no point now in going into details of what happened last Sunday in Austria, I did not finish the race and that’s it, but up to the point when I had the tyre failure, things weren’t looking bad at all, and with a fresher set of tyres we would have had some good opportunities towards the end of the race.

“We are not yet where we want to be but we are on the right track. My goal when I arrived in Ferrari was being part of the Ferrari team and get back to the top.

“Now nothing has changed, it’s a great, ambitious target trying to reach it as soon as possible, that’s what we’re trying to do, and I’m convinced that we can get it as the progress we’ve done in the last one and a half year, I think it has been phenomenal.”