Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Vettel maintains focus

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel has made it clear he won't be taking anything for granted, that despite the German extending his lead at the top of the driver's championship to 77 points after winning the European Grand Prix in Valencia at the weekend. The result has prompted Vettel's rivals to admit the title race is all but over, even though the season is just eight races old.

The German has started seven of the eight races this year from pole, going on to win six of them, in a start to the season that even the most optimistic Red Bull fan couldn't have envisaged. With his mammoth lead over his nearest rivals Jenson Button and Vettel's Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber, it would take a monumental slip up from the team and the 23-year-old for both titles to once again be claimed by the team come the end of the season and the Formula One odds reflect this.

While everyone has been quick to rule the title race all but over, Vettel has made it clear he isn't assuming anything, insisting anything can still happen over the remaining 11 races this year.

"I don't look at the gap - it is a long season," he said.

"But, for sure we have had a phenomenal start to the season. We continue that way, we have to take every single race as it comes."

Vettel will be hoping to continue his stunning start to the season when they circuit heads to Silverstone next week.

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