Sebastian Vettel says he is fully focused on taking victory in the final two races of the F1 season as he looks to secure his maiden drivers' title.
The Red Bull ace kept his title hopes alive with victory in Japan, but goes into the final two races of the season trailing Jenson Button by 16 points in the championship standings.
With just 20 points left to play for in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, the young German – who has been told not to give up his title hopes by seven-time title winner Michael Schumacher – will need to score big in the final two events and hope Button runs into problems, and he insisted he was going for broke in the remaining races to wrestle the title from Button's grasp.
“We are looking forward for the last two races,” he said. “The championship is still open and we will try to do our best and try to win the last races! It's a long way but we are here to fight.”
Vettel added that he had been given a boost by his success in Japan and was now looking forward to returning to Brazil, where he secured a fine fourth-place finish last season in his final outing for Toro Rosso.
“To win in Japan is very special because of the fans,” he said. “I got goosebumps when I saw how many fans were left at the grandstands and cheered for me. On top of that it is such a special circuit. Every single victory has the sweet smell of success. They are all great!
“I am looking forward to going to Sao Paulo. The circuit is great, the fans happy and cheerful and the city offers nice restaurants.”