Sebastian Vettel feels his Scuderia Ferrari team can still have chances for good results across the final four races of 2016, starting with this weekend’s United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas.
The German is still seeking his first victory of the season and has only finished on the podium once in the last nine races, but feels the team are working well to improve, and Vettel has confidence that the team are doing the right things.
Vettel finished fourth last time out in Japan, and is hoping for better in the United States, and insists he will keep fighting until the end to get the best result possible.
“The US is one of the biggest markets for Ferrari,” said Vettel. “Last year we had a very good race, a great first race for me with Scuderia Ferrari here. Also, we enjoy always having lots of Ferrari Fans.
“There is always a chance in the four remaining races. In Japan we did some progress, the most important thing is that we keep fighting. The result could have been better in Japan but it wasn’t: our main focus was in getting second we tried out something different and it didn’t work.
“Yet we keep trying and improving: the new parts we had in the car in Japan gave us good performance. Everything we bring to the car makes sense. We are confident that we are doing the right thing.
“As for the track itself, you may say that here in Austin the first sector somehow resembles Suzuka, even though the final sector is quite a bit slower, so we’ll see.”