Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel says he still harbours hopes of claiming the World Drivers’ Championship crown this season following his success at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The four-time world champion made the most of a torrid day for the two Mercedes drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, to take the chequered flag at the Hungaroring on Sunday, while Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen was forced to retire on the 55th lap.
That win leaves the German 42 points behind the current frontrunner and reigning champion Hamilton going into the summer break ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix on August 23.
Ferrari have been the only real challengers to Mercedes’ dominance this season, with Vettel also winning the Malaysian Grand Prix earlier in the campaign.
The former Red Bull ace, who is 15.00 to be crowned world champion in 2015, has been pleased with the progress made by his team and although he has his feet firmly on the ground, he has also not given up hope of pushing the likes of Hamilton and Rosberg all the way.
He said: “There is still a lot of work to do to catch up but you never know. I am sure we will try absolutely everything and try to make the impossible possible.
“The best way to do that is remain calm and try to do your best and then we see where the journey takes us.”
The team at Ferrari will be working hard over the next four weeks to further narrow the gap on Mercedes before the next instalment of the 2015 calendar at Spa.