Vettel still focused on winning F1 title

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has said that he believes he is still in with an outside chance of winning the 2015 Formula One championship.

After the news that teammate Kimi Raikkonen will be retained for 2016, Vettel told Berliner Kurier newspaper that he was happy about the news.

"Kimi is straightforward and cool," he said, "We get on well together."

Vettel told DPA News, that though it will be tough to catch Mercedes in the standings he is by no means giving up.

"We will give everything all the way to the end," he said. "We want to make the impossible possible."

"If there is a chance, then we need to keep it alive," he added. 

"The victory in Budapest was a surprise but it gave us all a boost," said Vettel, who is 41 points behind leader Lewis Hamilton. 

"We are not in the favourite's role yet, but we want to change that in the future. We will do everything to continue to annoy Mercedes."

This weekend's Belgian Grand Prix will be Vettel's 150th race and Ferrari's 900th.

"When I saw the paint on the car I realised it is Ferrari's 900th race," said the German. 

"And it's my 150th, which I also didn't realise as I was not counting. This race will be the replacement for my missing home grand prix," Vettel added.

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