Vettel: Better than anyone expected


With five podium results from seven races, Sebastian Vettel says he has been "positively surprised" by the potential at Ferrari.

Having spent his entire F1 career under the Red Bull stable, winning four World titles, Vettel moved over to the struggling Ferrari at the start of this year.

And the move has proved to be the right one for both the driver and the team.

Vettel secured his first podium for Ferrari upon his debut in Australia and has since added another four top-three finishes including the victory in Malaysia.

"Since the moment I started getting to know the team, I have been positively surprised about the potential and manpower and the passion for the brand," he said in an interview with Autosport.

"I think it was difficult to know what to expect.

"In principle, it has been a great start for us and I'm very happy with where I am.

"This is a dream coming true.

"So far, it has been better than what anyone expected."

His results have put him third in the Drivers' standings on 108 points, 43 behind Championship leader Lewis Hamilton.

But while the World title may be a step too far, Vettel sees no reason why he won't win more races before the season is over.

"We have more reasons to keep dreaming.

"We know where we want to be. There is a bit of a way to go. We are happy to give everything we have.

"The challenge is to bring Ferrari back to the top and we are working very hard on that currently.

"We had a great start to the season. The aim is to have some more wins."