Sebastian Vettel believes there are no circuits during the Formula 1 title run-in that Ferrari should fear after a competitive showing during Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Ferrari was tipped to struggle at Spa given its lack of form at Silverstone during the British Grand Prix last month, with rival team Mercedes appearing to hold the upper-hand on high-speed tracks.

Vettel finished second in Belgium after hounding Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton throughout the race, finishing just 2.3 seconds shy at the chequered flag.

The result gave Vettel confidence in the Ferrari SF70H car moving forward as he enters the final eight races of the season defending a seven-point lead at the top of the drivers’ championship.

“The car was very good. We didn’t change too much compared to Silverstone which shows, on the one hand, that Silverstone was just a bad weekend,” Vettel said.

“But we improved the car also, especially in race pace, very strong. We were, on average, a second at Silverstone, so it’s a big step.

“I’m very, very happy. I think we are on the right track and I don’t think we have a circuit we should fear, going from now.”



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