Ferrari star looks at the ‘big picture’


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Sebastian Vettel stands little chance of claiming the Drivers’ Championship this season but believes he will be able to take the top prize in Formula 1 with current team Ferrari.

The German won four titles in a row with Red Bull between 2010 and 2013 but has been unable to deliver with the Scuderia. Vettel sits in fourth spot in the standings and is 110 points behind leader Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

The 32-year-old accepts this season has been a disappointing one so far but is convinced the future remains bright for Ferrari. “I think we all know that Formula One is a world where people are very shortsighted, which is also fair and part of the game,” he told reporters.

“Obviously this year hasn’t gone the way we wanted after the last two years. Still, I think things are progressing in the right direction in the big picture.”

Vettel remains without a race victory this season and he is 11.00 to pick up his first win of the season in his home German GP at Hockenheim on Sunday. The Ferrari driver has come under pressure this year after a series of errors and below-par performances although Vettel says he is his own harshest critic.

He added: “If I get something wrong and do a mistake, I can’t be happy with that. “The pressure I put on myself after that is bigger than any external factors. [It’s been] the same as long as I can remember.” Vettel’s team-mate Charles Leclerc is 10.00 to win the German GP.

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