Sebastian Vettel is still aiming to make Ferrari the 2018 Formula 1 constructors’ champions, despite losing the drivers’ championship to Lewis Hamilton at the Mexican Grand Prix, following his run of poor results during the second half of the F1 season.
The Ferrari Formula 1 team currently trail Mercedes in the constructors’ championship by 55 points, with 86 points available over the next two races of the season in Brazil and Abu Dhabi.
Mercedes have remained the dominant force in both drivers’ and constructors’ championship for the last four years, and whilst the Silver Arrows will take the drivers’ championship with Lewis Hamilton this year — the outfit’s fifth consecutive victory in the drivers’ championship — the constructors’ championship is still up for grabs, despite Mercedes’ dominant lead.
Despite a 55-point gap to Mercedes in the constructors’ championship, Vettel hinted that Ferrari could still challenge Mercedes in the constructors’ championship, to give the Brackley outfit a “taste” of whats to come next year from Ferrari – who had the fastest car during the majority of 2018.
“There can only be one winner and he is the one that deserves is this year,” said Vettel, addressing 2018 world champion elect Lewis Hamilton.
“There are still a lot of lessons to learn and make sure that we make the right conclusions.
“I think one thing is clear: we are a very talented and gifted team. We have most support behind us, we have very, very talented clever people on board, we have huge potential, some still needs to be unleashed.
“But I think everybody’s fighting very hard, we are focusing to make sure we finish those two races this year in style.
“We [will] try and fight Mercedes for the Constructors’ and knock them off their throne maybe to give them a taste for next year.
“I think people back there [at Maranello] certainly deserve and I will try everything to score as many points for them as I can.”