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Vettel: Not a drama if I don't win

Sebastian Vettel says it isn't a drama if his win drought continues at Spa
Sebastian Vettel has suggested that he is set to resume the F1 season this weekend at Spa with one eye firmly on the championship title after insisting that it would be 'no drama' if he wasn't to win in the next few races.

The Red Bull driver burst out of the blocks at the start of the season to win six of the first eight races, and started seven of those from pole position.

However, the defending champion heads into the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend at Spa having not won in three races, which included finishing outside the top two for the first time this year in his home race at the Nurburgring.

Despite that, Vettel retains a lead of 85 points in the championship going into the second part of the season, and could fail to win again in 2011 while still taking the title.

With that in mind, the German insisted he wasn't overly concerned about the prospect of either McLaren or Ferrari closing the gap to Red Bull through the second half of the season with points finishes in every race being the aim between now and the end of the year.

"You can't assume you're going to have a car able to drive away from all the others for a whole season," he told the German 'paper Bild. "I didn't win the last few races but we always did our best and scored (points) properly. It will be good as long as we continue like this.

"There are still eight races and we have to make sure we are fighting every time. You can't win every time and it's certainly not a drama to not win two or three in a row."



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Taipan

August 26, 2011 12:24 AM

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