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Vettel: The title isn't won yet

Sebastian Vettel says there is work to do before he can enjoy being F1 title winner for the second time
Sebastian Vettel insists there is still work to do if he is to secure a second straight F1 title despite his victory in Monza last weekend putting him within touching distance of the crown.

Vettel's eighth win of the year means he could secure the championship title in Singapore if the result goes his way, with his lead currently standing at 112 points with a maximum of 150 still to play for.

Most of his rivals have already admitted that the title race is over – including Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber [See separate story HERE - but Vettel himself insists that there is still a 'long way to go' before he becomes a two-time champion

“Looking to the championship, there is still some way to go,” he said. “We are in a very strong position, which we deserve because we've been working hard and made few mistakes. As long as we come out of the next race with a bigger lead then we start with, then we have done a good job, so let's see.”

Vettel finished second in Singapore last season behind Fernando Alonso and the German said he was keen to try and go one better this time around – with a victory putting him in a position where he could claim the crown.

“We've had some good races in Singapore in the past, especially last year when we finished second, just behind Fernando,” he said. “I love the track, it's very challenging; there are a lot of corners, it's very long, it's hot and it's a night race, so there are a lot of special things about Singapore.

“The car seems to be very competitive there, so I hope we can go back there this year and win – it would be very special.”



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ed - Unregistered

September 16, 2011 10:57 AM

Official: Vettel switches focus for 2012 championship 2010 WDC Sebastian Vettel has announced that with just a few races remaining, all available resources will now switch to 2012. Vettel accepts that the championship is all but mathematically wrapped this year and no more time or energy will be spent discussing it. He now aims to divert his focus to 2012, intending to hit the the championship with both feet running and winning the first 20 races of next year's championship.



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