Vettel determined to not get complacent

Updated: 31 August 2011 19:01 IST

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has no plans of taking the remaining races in the ongoing season easy. The German consolidated his position at the top of the standings with a win at the Belgian Grand Prix and wants to finsish the season on a high.

Vettel determined to not get complacent

Spa, Belgium:

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has no plans of taking the remaining races in the ongoing season easy. The German consolidated his position at the top of the standings with a win at the Belgian Grand Prix and wants to finsish the season on a high.


Vettel leads his teammate Mark Webber by 92 points and has 259 points from the season so far. Fernando Alonso of Ferrari is third with 157 points while the McLaren duo of Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton are placed fourth and fifth respectively. With seven races left in the 2011 calendar, the race for top-honour is all but almost won. Vettel however belives the fight is still on. "If you are out in two races and someone else has a good couple of races, it could change," BBC quoted Vettel as saying. "So all we do is try to get the optimum every time."

The defending champion admitted that to underestimate the other teams and the drivers would be a mistake that he would guard against. "It's our seventh win, our 12th pole, we've got a 100% finishing record, but we don't underestimate our rivals and there'll be no complacency and heads down focused on the next race. We won't change our approach," he said after winning at the Spa Circuit.



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