Vettel: Returning Ferrari to domination remains the aim

From ESPN - November 15, 2017

Despite the disappointment of missing out on the championship this year, Sebastian Vettel still believes he and Ferrari can return to the dominance the team enjoyed in the Michael Schumacher era.

Vettel scored a long overdue victory in Brazil, ending a run of seven races without a win, a spell which saw Ferrari lose the drivers' and constructors' championships to Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes. Ferrari's strong championship challenge fell apart during the Asian rounds, with Vettel colliding with teammate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull's Max Verstappen in Singapore, before successive engine failures in Malaysia and Japan allowed Hamilton to wrap up the championship in Mexico.

But Vettel was focusing on the positives after Interlagos, such as the fact Ferrari is still winning races at the end of 2017.

"I think it was very positive this year," he said. "Nobody expected Ferrari to be that strong. For us to be that strong, we have made the biggest step there was a lot of talk from other people. But in the end we were there from the start, and also until the end. We had two races to go [after losing the title] and we are in a position to fight for victories.


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